published at mvremix.com
The latest from psychedelic/space-rock sensations White Hills is a real journey that listener and artist take together, sometimes easy and enjoyable, but largely an uphill struggle with debatable promise of a reward at the end. Self-described as a political statement against a government “co-opted and controlled by corporations,” H-p1 is exuberant, alive, and natural. In its loyalty to a “natural” sound, however, the band sacrifices the importance it places on well-polished presentation. Angsty, cacophonic and exhilarating in its chaotic message, H-p1 is very clearly a personal offering, composed more for emotion than for musical coherence.