Boomkat Product Review:
French art poppers Gable describe their sound as ‘luxury DIY’, and while I’m not entirely sure what they mean, it gradually begins to make sense over the course of ‘Cute Horse Cut’. With strange, abstract vocals and the kind of toybox approach to sampling you’d expect to hear from a class of Icelandic schoolgirls, the different in Gable’s sound seems to be that their production is far from lo-fi. The band know what they’re up to, and when they sample vacuum cleaners and the tearing apart of wooden boxes it’s with high fidelity. ‘Cute Horse Cut’ is an endearing slice of art-pop, and by the end of the album I’m almost reminded of a downplayed Deerhoof – there are rock songs in there, just played quietly and without the usual instruments.