29 Aug 2017

Cory Hanson - The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo

Reviewed by Nathan Ford

WAND frontman Cory Hanson's solo debut totally passed me by when it was released late last year as it appears to have only received a fraction of the attention which he enjoys with his WAND releases.

Which is a real pity, as, having found its way into my CD player today finally, it has me totally entranced. Why the lack of promo? Terrible title, granted, but this is every bit as important as any of the WAND albums.

It's certainly a much quieter affair than his normal releases, but there have always been lovely quiet, acoustic vignettes on the WAND albums - this just expands those ideas to album length.

It's a very delicate wee thing with some lovely baroque string arrangements which inevitably evoke "Forever Changes" and do so with some success.  There's also a hint of the acoustic side of Ty Segall's "Manipulator" in places too (there's always a hint of Ty with Cory isn't there?), but only Ty at his very gentlest.

Anyway, this wasn't really intended as a real review, more of a "wow, how'd I miss this, and I hope you haven't too". If you have you know what to do:

Available here (UK/World) or here (US).

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