Quieter, slower, softer; that's the motto of Minnesota's Low. The Christmas EP, first released in 1999, saw this Mormon slowcore trio reinterpreting a number of seasonal standards and writing a few new ones in their own pared-down style; a first-time listener might assume it was the heritage of songs like "Little Drummer Boy" that lent Christmas its quiet power.
This may be an attempt by Low to shrug off the ridiculous 'slowcore' tag they've been labelled with, or it may simply be that someone's decided it would be funny to spike Low's tea with amphetamines. Either way, The Great Destroyer is the result, and it's the best album you'll likely hear in 2005. Gone are the funereal, pin-drop arrangements of "Trust"; instead we have lush dense songs filled with keyboard drones, apocalyptic drums and squelchy fuzz bass -and that's only the first track.
LOW Christmas (2010 UK limited edition 8-track vinyl LP issue of their classic 1999 festive album including their versions of Little Drummer Boy Blue Christmas and Silent Night. The vinyl appears in near as new condition housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which retains its opened original shrinkwrap SP906)
180GR. ,,NEU / VERSCHWEISST. - 180GR. - .Label: Parlophone Label Group (plg).Published: 2018
Morrissey / Low in High School (Deluxe Edition)