Autobahn- The Moral Crossing

Autobahn- The Moral Crossing

19.99

For fans of Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Eagulls, Hookworms, PIL, The Horrors, and Iceage. A sliver of strings, a squeal of feedback, pulsing drums, sheets of steely guitar and sonorous bass, and a rough, declamatory voice - from these primary components, Leeds quintet Autobahn unfurl their second album, The Moral Crossing, which adds more finesse, dynamic and colour to the commitment and energy shown on their 2014 debut Dissemble. While Dissemble was made by imagining what the late, great producer Martin Hannett would do, The Moral Crossing is the sound of what Autobahn would do. To capture the new sonic details of the band, lead singer and principal songwriter Craig Johnson, guitarists Michael Pedel and Gavin Cobb, bassist Daniel Sleight and drummer Liam Hilton decided to give up their practice room that doubled as a hardcore / punk venue (which influenced their original sound, as did a love of The Birthday Party) and build their own studio space. Part of the shift comes from Johnson’s newly honed melodies such as Vessel and Torment, part from a greater use of electronics, such as the synthesiser underpinning a haunting Future, evoking neon-lit rainy-nocturnal rides through a city scape, likewise the album’s title track, which is one song to benefit from the judicious addition of violin and cello. 
 

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