Boomkat Product Review:
If Black Dice made cubist Afrobeat and metric jags with Jamal Moss and Material it may sound like Horse Lords’ precisely skronky zingers here. Make sure to check for the mindbending electronics and almost Moin-esque post-hardcore swerve of ‘Law of Movement’, the Afro gear-slipping swinge of ‘Zero Degree Machine’, and the joyous short circuiting of Gnawa trance and Italian piano house on ‘Mess Mend’. Mad!
“Horse Lords return with Comradely Objects, an alloy of erudite influences and approaches given frenetic gravity in pursuit of a united musical and political vision. The band’s fifth album doesn’t document a new utopia, so much as limn a thrilling portrait of revolution underway.
Comradely Objects adheres to the essential instrumental sound documented on the previous four albums and four mixtapes by the quartet of Andrew Bernstein (saxophone, percussion, electronics), Max Eilbacher (bass, electronics), Owen Gardner (guitar, electronics), and Sam Haberman (drums). But the album refocuses that sound, pulling the disparate strands of the band’s restless musical purview tightly around propulsive, rhythmic grids. Comradely Objects ripples, drones, chugs, and soars with a new abandon and steely control.”