The music of HOUSE II is abstract and varied. It is earnest. It creates a space somewhat between reality and dream, as if familiarity is confusing. Although created in an era of deep reference to the past, there is innocence and newness in its simplicity not unlike Neu! or even Penguin Cafe Orchestra, without actually sounding like anything else. However, there is an inherent American-ness to the music of HOUSE II. It is an extension of American Folk Music but through the use of field recordings, electronic instruments, abstract improvisation, and minimalist pop. In this way, the music sounds shrouded in mystery, even though its presentation is completely transparent. A refreshing and authentic listen.
released January 8, 2016
House II is Rob Little & Chris Osmundson. House II is an American Band. Loose Joints is their first album.
House II wrote/performed all music/lyrics except for:
Hybridize (lyrics by Rob)
Her Rhizomes (saxophone by Rachel Shearer)
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