Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
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Snapped Ankles have taken on the guise of the very agents of their community’s
demise – the property developers and brokers who heat the market on the
promise of Stunning Luxury. With their adopted warehouse habitat under
constant threat, the woodwose have taken this sharp-suited incarnation in order
to infiltrate. The resistance starts here.
From humble forest beginnings via bohemian East London on debut album Come
Play The Trees, Snapped Ankles are moving on. The log synths have been
transformed into gaudy “To Let” and “For Sale” signs, which have become the
new instrument of choice for the discerning woodwose. The sounds they eke out
of the housing bubble are as frenzied and unstable as you’d expect. Dystopian
bangers. Illicit thrills. Stunning Luxury moves quickly through life in the capital:
microdosing mindfulness in the morning, a poisoned nod to the marketing
department, investment portfolios and death by same day delivery.
The primal rhythms and forest chants are all present and correct. On the surface
it’s hedonistic business as usual – a communal dance for the ages. But there’s a
sense of discomfort too. There’s subversion, but it’s not clear who’s subverting
who. There’s a message, but it’s often fragmented. Keep dancing. Keep foraging.
Perhaps the woodwose are human after all...