Saturday, March 12, 2011

Haemostatic Picnic Races - 2008 Helios! These Are Instructions

Band : Haemostatic Picnic Races
Album : Helios! These Are Instructions
Release Year : 2008
Genre : Post-Hardcore / Mathrock / Progressive / Experimental

Tracklist : 
01. Orang-Utan Orang
02. S'Alright
03. I'd Wear A Hat Like That If I Was From Yorkshire
04. Helios! These Are Instructions
05. I Am Woodenbox
06. Fireworks Give You Neckache
07. People Were Cooler When Moustaches Were In Fashion
08. Nelson
09. Simulate
10. Bugs, Fuck Off! Where Did You Come From?

Coming across like some hybrid of Fugazi, ATDI, Bloc Party and Snapcase?, they mix driving, heavy guitars with intricate picking and screamed/shouted vocals. They have since changed their name to Pharaohs.

Here's some reviews about this album :
"HPR do it very well, making the style very listenable and enjoyable without being too weird and make the average listener switch off in confusion." 7/10 PUNKSCENE

‘The sampler shows just how versatile and inventive HPR are across just a few songs. First track proper I am woodenbox is just magical." 8/10 EAST MAGAZINE

"Competent, creative and with enough pizzazz to blow Horse, The Band or The Fall Of Troy out the water, HPR are now so close they must be able to taste the big time. Watch them fly." MODERATE ROCK

"From their first track ortni (intro backwards) you know you listening to something completely different and highly experimental. Then without knowing it you're thrown into the second track bugz feck off, a mix of powerful screams from front man Jake Armstrong combined with intense break downs which leave you stunned." UP IN LIGHS ONLINE

"Alternative and Ambient songs which are so melodic they'll be on your mind all week, this LP has not only shown each members talent but how they have merged this together to create something special." 7/10 FRESHMAG UK

"Energetic as ever, its impossible to fault the effort these guys put in." ‘HPR A typical energetic performance, they're very good at what they do.”I expected HPR to be tight and full of beans". They delivered." TW FORUM REVIEW

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