Boomkat Product Review:
Hailing from the rural South West, Thought Forms are a trio inspired by the classic alternative rock instrumentalism of Sonic Youth and Slint, incorporating the noisier new wave of American droners into their sound.
With 'Twenty Satellites On My Hill' the album opens with a deceptively tranced-out prologue, harmoniously drawing on electronically manipulated sustains and chiming, delay-sodden guitars with the odd cymbal rush here and there to punctuate the piece. It's not long before the band's post-rock colours start to shine through though and Mogwai-shaped silhouettes are cast throughout the album, however, the hit-to-miss ratio isn't always steady enough: intertwined with the serviceable guitar hooks of 'Nothing Is As Easy As You Think' you'll find some pointlessly banal and derivative lyrical emissions. Still, this is but a blip on an otherwise reasonably well-conceived album that shuffles between jolting riffs and ambient flotation very nicely.