EP review: Loup Havenith – Bring Yourself to Completion

Over the summer, Loup Havenith (Supercloud) has been recording and experimenting with cassette tapes and simple acoustic songs. The resulting self released EP is an intimate and cosy joy that warms with its rough edges and untidy charm. Ideas blossom then tail off or suddenly fall away, together collected like a journal of sketches depicting tiny personal islands.

Nothing is given remotely the opportunity to outstay its welcome The first four lines of BURNING (all song titles are in caps, in contrast to the musical content) sound like a snippet of a long abandoned Belle and Sebastian song gently picked up and nurtured back to health. At times the EP brings to mind Crowded House or Daniel Johnston.

Despite, or perhaps because of, the limitations of recording to a 4 track there’s a fair amount of gentle experimentation going on. As Loup himself says, ‘it’s about making do with what you have.’

Bring Yourself to Completion is out now.


This article was first published in the October 2020 issue of SNACK magazine. You can read the full magazine below on your smartphone, tablet, or pc.

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