Hip Hatchet
Coward's Luck


4.0
excellent

Review

by Sam Feldman's Rating USER (66 Reviews)
January 2nd, 2012 | 14 replies | 2,377 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist


While only 10 minutes long, Hip Hatchet's Coward's Luck brings with it more emotional weight than many full-fledged LPs. Recorded in just a day, this little EP feels completely instinctual, like they just picked up their instruments and just went. The result rings honest and heartfelt; a folk album that is as personable as anything, charming and passionate. Philippe Bronchtein has a deep, full voice and his melodies are as beautiful as his pain. Three tracks of hanging on to memories but always losing them, Coward's Luck is heartbreaking.

The guy's a skilled guitarist, no doubt. Closing track "Just Like An Old Friend" is pure The Tallest Man On Earth; all feeling and power in those strums, squeezing every ounce of energy in those notes. It's a smooth and poignant song, but loud and forceful in its message: "The world that I want so used to little / hates me 'cause I haven't learned to let things go" Bronchtein sings with such brevity, it tears you apart. "The minutes and the distance make you feel like you're alone" is the album's great thesis: this is a lonely album, sung by a lonely person, for all of us lonely people.



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deepintheorchard
January 2nd 2012


644 Comments


Holy shit.


deepintheorchard
January 2nd 2012


644 Comments


I love this.


theacademy
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2012


28508 Comments


if it sounds like wild hunt it probably is just ok and not worth clicking

Gyromania
January 2nd 2012


15686 Comments


LPs*

Coward's luck


Capital 'L'.

this little EP feels completely instinctual, like they just picked up their instruments and just went.


Well that's pretty vague.

a folk album that is as personable as anything, charming and passionate.


Awkward.

Philippe Bronchtein has a deep, full voice and his melodies are as beautiful as his pain.


as beautiful as his pain?

Three tracks of hanging on to memories but always losing them, Coward's Luck is heartbreaking.


Awkward.




Gyromania
January 2nd 2012


15686 Comments


10 minutes long, eh? What the hell, even if it's not my cup of tea it's not like I'll have wasted much time. Also, I really think you should take the time to fully flesh out your ideas here. Granted, it is just 10 minutes in length, I still feel like you could have said more but didn't.

iFghtffyrdmns
January 3rd 2012


7047 Comments


this review is cute and little
like my wiener


except my wiener isn't very cute.

Gyromania
January 3rd 2012


15686 Comments


"all feeling and power in those strums

'feeling' in strums? Can you explain this to me?

ShadowRemains
January 3rd 2012


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this sounds tragic

will get

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 3rd 2012


18457 Comments


negnegnegnegnegnegnegneg

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
January 3rd 2012


28508 Comments


agree with everything gyro said about the review except:

this little EP feels completely instinctual, like they just picked up their instruments and just went.


Well that's pretty vague.


i don't think this is too vague, i just think you just used just one too many justs.

FelixCulpa
January 3rd 2012


1240 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is great. Will make sure to check out their lp as well. And pos'd, nice and concise. The review. Not my penis.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
January 4th 2012


7026 Comments


i'll be checking this out. from what you said about him he seems like a william fitzsimmons type. also i liked the review!

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Gyromania
January 4th 2012


15686 Comments


lol

chambered49
October 12th 2012


1727 Comments


gyro's a hater



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