Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, “Sealed Scene”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.09.14 in Listen to This

Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets the Obsolete typically traffic in delirious, reverb-heavy psych, the kind of music that shimmers miragelike on the horizon. (Their excellent 2011 album On Welfare explored that drowsy darkness to chilling results.) So the trumpet-like feedback-blast and galloping tempos that open “Sealed Scene,” from their latest album, Chambers are a bit surprising. But the band — Lorelle Quintanilla and Alberto Gonz├ílez, aka “The Obsolete” — harness this energy immediately, riding it like a runaway horse through a song that endlessly whipsaws from one peak to the next. It’s a fantastic roar of a song, blistering and exhilarating.