On Message To Bears’ fourth LP “Carved From Tides” Jerome Alexander throws all caution to the wind and delivers an experience emotive enough to tug at every fibre in a heartstring.
Released on 1st July, “Carved From Tides” sees Jerome eschew the arbitrary boundaries that have been erected between synthetic music and music made on more traditional instruments.
Lead single “I’ll Lead You There” is exemplary. Starting with a gloomy acoustic arpeggio that wouldn’t be out of place in the hands of Elliott Smith or Nick Drake, its folky textures are soon penetrated by a thudding beat over which collaborator Will Samson lends his tender reverberating vocals. The heart-wrenching mood of the arrangement lends it a depth of feeling that characterises the whole LP