Fair Haven is a new indie-synth quartet from the USA.
With only one track to hear and less than a month in to existence Fair Haven have set out a space for themselves which holds attention.
Warming melodies drift around the room in tandem with the scintillating vocal that caresses the earlobes. Luxurious guitar floats through the timpani, whilst the intoxicating fragility of voice takes centre stage from which a sparkling key-board plays counterpoint to the drum kit that keeps everything in order.
Of particular notice is the manner in which Fair Haven have launched themselves, as though a seasoned group of players, with sublime tempo changes which enable them in – Life – to deliver a composition of delicate silk which has immense tensile strength and a quartet I look forward to hearing much more of in short order.
The four track release, which runs to just over half an hour invites the listener to darken the room and lay back to become enveloped in the mewling vocal, clawing guitar and persuasive hanging bass / percussion as ghostly pianoforte drifts in and out of the shadows, whilst juggling their own sharpened knives above their throat, in a release in which chomping on still warm gizzards in accompaniment seems of perfect side salad.
I am only able to share with you the third track – Death – which nestles betwixt Life and Rebirth, though is not the darkest track which is the opener – Birth, as Deadspace contemplate on a life so many accept is their lot in servitude of the 1%.