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Hood: Cold House

Simon Reynolds, Spin, December 2001

HOOD MAKE mope rock for the laptop era. This British quartet are survivors of a brief early-'90s moment of mingling between U.K. indie rock and techno. Reared on the guitar haze of A.R. Kane and My Bloody Valentine, these groups had their heads flipped around by Aphex Twin. While some of them, like Seefeel, gradually went all the way into abstract electronix, others, like legends-to-a-few Disco Inferno, remained attached to the song and the voice.

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