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ARTIST
TITLE
Hives Fives
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TRR 082CD TRR 082CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/4/2005

"For Hives Fives, Parlour ditched the laptops, broadening instrumentation and expanding into a seven-piece. The result, as desired: bigger beats, stronger melodies, and a more organic sense of composition. Bass and drums lock into Neu!-like grooves, while an array of keyboards and long-time member Connor Bell's (Shedding) guitars swirl in all directions; saxophone and bass clarinet layer thick drones at the very heart of the sound, cementing the instrumental density that is Parlour's trademark. Replacing computers with live players lends each song a newly warm-blooded adrenaline rush, a relentless forward motion that doesn't let up. No longer just a solo vehicle for Furnish, Parlour's contributors make the group greater than the sum of its parts. With a sound like Sonic Youth on a sugar high, or a Krautrock !!!, or soundtracks to the best TV shows you never saw, Parlour are making the most vital, interesting music of their long career."