Black Hearted Brother synth-man and song-writer Nick Holton and Ex-Slowdive’s Ian McCutcheon lead out their new band HOO. Rich analogue textures and guitar drones star on free form synth experiments reverse fitted to psychedelic songs imbibed with a dusty Englishness all of its own. Many of the tracks are extended and absorbingly complex. Often humming along to a pop-friendly electronic pulse yet free of conventional song structure, giving a floating quality, always in motion. Other musicians present include sonic blue blood Neil Halstead (Slowdive) on his Roland Juno, Kevin Wells on dirty rhythm guitar an lastly the great Oxford songwriter Robin Bennett on flute. Mostly recorded in HOO’s chapel-like studio in Wallingford, full of 1/2” tape and analogue echo units and a little at Cube in Cornwall. Finished in Brooklyn NY by Heba Kadry - who has worked on Beach House, John Maus and Slowdive LP’s. Centipede Wisdom offers a complex array of feelings and settings, but it flows together and feels complete although changing over the sides. Throughout, is a skewed sense of wonder and playful exploration with genuine political bite hidden in the tall grass.