Vaadat Charigim - Sinking As A Stone - Download (2015)

Labels: Anova – Burger
Review by: Alex Deller

Vaadat Charigim are from Israel and play spaced-out shoegaze-cum-post-rock, and I’ve been listening to this, their second album, quite a bit over the past couple of months. As is to be expected given the furrow they plough, things are often vague and inchoate, swirling and seeping, swaddling your senses rather than demanding your immediate attention. Adding to the hypnotic quality are the vocals, which are sung in Hebrew and drift in and out of focus like that confusing moment where you’re caught part-way between waking and dream. It’s only soporific to a point, though, with an underlying sense of tension lending things an interesting edge that only reveals itself with regular and repeated exposure.