Whyte Horses Pop Or Not on LP
Pop or Not, the exceptional debut album from Manchester's Whyte Horses, is the result of a music chronologist's three-month sojourn in the heart of the Italian countryside with only battered analogue recording gear, some cheap guitars and a female vocalist and friend for company. Inspired by the nomadic travels of cult folk artist Mark Fry and outsider Krautrock groups, Pop or Not was created deep within a dilapidated cottage, deep in the Frosinone mountains range with no access to the outside world.
Whyte Horses are a perfect psychedelic pop group. The ensemble make guitars chime like lysergic bells and sing songs so full of wonder that they make your heart ache. They shape-shift from Turkish psyche to Brazilian trip music, from acid house to electronica to punk rock to guitar classic in a heartbeat. It really shouldn't work, but it is synthesized with such love and perfection that there is a hypnotic beauty to their music and a poetic perfection to their muse.
All the best music is made by fanatics. The kind of people who are immersed in its wonder and dream in technicolor and see sound and are obsessed by the never ending panoply of electric noise. The band is the brainchild of Dom Thomas, a music fanatic and chronologist who scours the planet for obscure and rare vinyl genius. This obsession is their musical DNA and Whyte Horses are the sound of people who are on the quest for the perfect record and have decided to make one themselves.