Memory looms large throughout Horse Jumper of Love’s impressive catalogue of hypnotic and deeply personal slow-core records. In their songs, tiny snapshots from the past float to the surface, baring themselves for brief moments before diving back into the ether. Like abstract collages, the Boston-based three-piece’s songs jumble richly detailed scenes and vivid imagery, papering over one moment with the next until each string of seemingly unrelated thoughts coalesces into a breathtaking work of art, one that reveals deep truths about ourselves and our psyches. Praised by Stereogum as a “delightfully distorted mess of energy,” the band’s sound is absorbing and urgently hypnotic, with songs that develop at a glacial pace, progressing forward with almost imperceptible momentum to carve deep canyons and valleys through walls of solid rock.
Horse Jumper of Love will be joined on February 24th in the Sett by avant-garde guitarist Hayden Pedigo and songwriter MJ Lenderman.