Review from issue 95 of Organ: www.organart.com
LEISUR HIVE - 3 Ton Edition.
Oh, I thought I had Leisur Hive worked out - how wrong was I! What a dark brooding set of unexpected pleasures - like a freak straining at a leash (as Andrea from Living With Eating Disorders said). Seven slices of dark dark rewarding art attack - twitching, thrusting, stabbing rushes of pure adrenaline. There's a sinister edge, like walking in the dark night not quite knowing if those steps behind are actually steps that you need to worry about - and what was that? Is anyone there? Leisur Hive are playing with your senses, your fears, they have you dangling with their beautifully sharp violin and piano and mesmerizing lines of guitar - they don't need noise and violence, they're much deeper than that, they're the ones who have you on their leash, this is power. Dark brooding glowing art, whispers, voices - slightly discordant piano, and just when you think you know they come straight at you with something all opaque and focussed. Leisur Hive are sounding like no one else now, they've gone way above any safe little pigeonhole, there's no one to compare them with - good. Neck Decision is all encompassing, lost in it's own space, it's own room - you don't want to look too close, you might get addicted to it - you'll want to get addicted to it, you'll need to, you'll want that leash around your neck and you'll want to be pulled more and more. Dark, slowly uncoiling post rock open wound adventure to change the way you stand...... highly recommended. Album of the week.
A new album is due for release in May 2008.