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Timonium | Until He Finds Us (Pehr)
Certainly it's been done before, it's just that it's rarely been done quite this well. The 3rd LP from LA-based quartet Timonium, 'Until He Finds Us' takes that trademark desolate slowcore sound perfected by Galaxie 500 and Low to its logical conclusion. To utter heartbreak. Built around sad, sombre - yet usually extremely pretty - guitar washes, Timonium's centre of attention is the exquisite whispered interplay of twin vocalists Adam Hervey and Tracy Uba. Not that their words are clearly transparent - far from it - they mask emotions with use of suitably dark imagery, however on moments like standout Filamented, Hervey's mid-song anguish is hardly invisible. And it's all the more cutting for that. Music for eternally rainy days that you pray won't easily go away, Black Heart Procession and Codeine chose their touring partners only too well.

Ian Fletcher
March-April 2004

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