Following a four-year-long absence since their ‘By The Roads and The Fields’ album, Bristol-based Crescent return with their fifth LP. Slowly given form over the past few years, ‘Little Waves’ is a quiet, eccentric, and charmingly rough-edged record, influenced by 1960's psych and folk, and by 1930's gramophone records.
I watched the video of them playing Truther for ages and finally took the plunge on an album. Good choice. The combination of repetition and abrupt changes is so dramatic it sometimes makes me laugh, as do the wild rhythms. A massive breath of fresh air from my usual ambient listening. Michael Upton