“Hope /// Dope /// Rope”
There is an old Greek motto saying that one should never speak about rope when inside hanged man’s house. Well, it seems that this saying does not apply in the new album of French depressive doomsters HANGMAN’S CHAIR who dare to include the word ‘rope’ in the title and the entire package seems already extremely tempting. Formed in 2005 in Île-de-France, HANGMAN’S CHAIR are known among the Doom/Stoner underground circles for their ability to create hallucinogen landscapes enhanced by a Blues-y touch that characterized their latest album “Leaving Paris”, released 2 years ago. “Hope///Dope///Rope” is their latest effort, and looking carefully at the cover artwork and the Tom Waits-esque male figure standing outside the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, it seems that the band returned in Paris, making me even more curious to deal with the musical content.