Most of my posts for “crackle and pop” have been for old vinyl I’ve had for years so I thought I would come up to date with this recent release from Bracken. I don’t buy much vinyl, its expensive and I can’t tell the difference from digital, except when there is excessive surface noise and crackle and I can do without paying extra for that! However, I make an exception for a few of my favourite’s as long as there is also a download code for a high quality FLAC version.
Bracken is the band name used by Chris Adams also of Hood (the band is on indefinite hold).
On the basis of his Bracken releases (and his brother and Hood member Richard Adam’s “Declining Winter” albums) then Chris provided most of the electronic beats side of Hood, while his brother Richard concentrated on the guitar and vocals side, but I may be completely wrong on this.
Richard is also part of Memory Drawings whose album ‘There Is No Perfect Place’ is well worth exploring
Anyway, if you liked Hood you will like this. Beats, electronic bleeps, disembodied voices, dubby bass all present and correct.