One of the most brilliant alt-pop proposals of the moment comes from a basement in Whitechapel, London. They are the Arliston and are strongly recommended for those who love atmospheric and ambient sounds lent to the most delicate and pleasant pop music. If you have dreamed with Bon Iver’s “22, A Million” of and fantasized with “Good at Falling” by The Japanese House, “I Have No Honor” will be the next corner of paradise where you can nurture the flow of your thoughts in this hot summer.
Electronic drums and some guitar delay is just what you need to create a hypnotic loop, that generates, in turn, a cycle of intense emotions. A reflection on the continuous confrontation between ourselves and the idea of us produced by others, starting in this case from a digital image, in that fragile sphere between the social and the psychic that almost seems to find analogy with the concept of loop itself, in that relationship between sound and its repetition, in the limited space of sound performance. In short, the Arlistons are in a loop, and if these are the results, we hope it lasts for quite a while.Nando Dorelassi