Falcon Arrow: “Mbira”
Somehow we mostly dropped the ball on Axehandle Hound, local post-rock group Falcon Arrow’s latest full-length, back in March when the release came out. Sure, we posted a video for their crustified lead single “Amateur Law Enforcement,” and, yes, both Adam and Jon took some killer photos of the drum and looped-bass duo during Heliotrope 8. But we neglected to give the people what they want: free music. Now your wishes have been granted.
Falcon Arrow still abundantly supplies megafuzzed bass and piston drumming, but many of the compositions on Axehandle Hound are complemented by novel elements. “Mbira,” for example, incorporates an infectious programmed electrocandy loop behind the riffage and more complex layering than previous material.
— Will Wlizlo (Utne Reader)
You can preview the rest of Axehandle Hound at Falcon Arrow’s Bandcamp page.