Coming from Gainsville Florida this 5 piece create really beautifully tender folktronica, kind of like Cocorosie, Flying Lotus, Fever Ray mixed in with the likes of Tuung and even the early strains of Warpaint are all mixed into a gentle brewing pot. Simmering with lush rich melodies that overlap and build textures.
I saw Hundred Waters opening up for Alt-J and Princess Chelsea at the Academy in Bristol. Its fair to say I was really taken back by the sheer beauty of how they were playing multi layered melodies. I found it hard not to get carried away in their ethereal dream like melodies The uses of Flute and xylophone mixed in with tables of synthesizers.
With Hundred Waters have spent time conjuring up the kind of images that that Minnie Ripperton first brought about in the 70’s with very vibrant colours and multi layered emotions. There are lost of subtleties that they have captured both on record and the way they perform. It has echoes of every classic Warp records release.
Hundred Waters début album came out on OWSLA (the label set up by Skrillex and his mates) records sometime last year, and I have to say fair play for signing Hundred Waters because their debut is really quite stunning.