Horse Lords make music for the liberation of the mind and body. Propulsive in a way that inspires movement and that’s felt in the gut, the Baltimore quartet’s latest album The Common Task points to a utopian, modernist ideal. The group’s use of algorithmic composition techniques, microtonal harmonies and polyrhythm aren’t secondary to the music’s danceability: they’re integral to the party itself.
Horse Lords are the Pied Piper of experimental music and radical thought. Their music is unabashedly fun, and experiencing it in a live context is an experience of collective ecstasy. By showing just how joyous it can be to imagine new futures and possibilities, by making us dance and howl with each tectonic shift, they show how dazzling the path towards utopia could be.