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Classic Album Review: Hovercraft | Experiment Below

The Seattle noise-makers handily live up their name.

This came out in 1998 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Some rock bands suit their names and some don’t. Seattle noise-makers Hovercraft couldn’t have nailed it better.

Their paranoid, edgy space-rock instrumentals can be heavy and slow, yet somehow they manage to float smoothly just above the ground. And the same forces that keep them aloft let them move suddenly and gracefully in any direction. But quick as they are, you get the sense the slightest slip will send the whole thing thudding back to earth. Thankfully, that never happens.