Here's some cool atmospheric sounds from The Horn The Hut from their forthcoming album.
“The darkness of the human mind and our difficult relationship with nature, these are the things that became apparent, and the most therapeutic way to deal with them, in all cultures, is through art.” Explains Clare Carter, a visual artist and one half of Leeds based pop duo The Horn The Hunt.
Talking of hers and fellow band member Joseph Osbornes’ three-month stay in Greenland, Carter details how they spent half their time in perpetual darkness, 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle on a tiny island next to the icecap, completely isolated. “Our time in Greenland was significant, artistically speaking. Being exposed to landscapes, the people and their history, their paganism. It made us realise why we had put ourselves in such an extreme environment.”
With influences as diverse as Kate Bush, David Lynch, The Knife, Rammstein, China, Peter Doig, Tom Waits, One Million Years BC, Yves Netzhammer, Bjork, taxidermy, Angelo Badalamenti, The Jesus Lizard, Lars Von Trier, Beastie Boys, The Fall, Luc Tymans, Babes in Toyland, Murakami, Leonard Cohen, a plethora of early 90s British alternative bands, geology, kebabs, Russian landscape painters from the 1800’s, Melanie and Goya. [LastFM]
Old Town Cow
The Horn The Hunt - 'Old Town Cow' music video. Taken from their forthcoming second album 'Depressur Jolie', due for release spring 2011. Video by daspooch.