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United Bible Studies - So As To Preserve The Mystery

"So As To Preserve The Mystery" by United Bible Studies

United Bible Studies return to Deep Water with what may be one of the crowning achievements of their ongoing musical journey. Since 2001 the Ireland/UK-based experimental folk ensemble has explored sounds ranging from traditional balladry to avant-garde noise; and while So As To Preserve The Mystery features plenty of the haunting vocal melodies and collective improvisation for which the group is known, it also rises beyond any genre and stylistic limits via an extended compositional logic that feels both centuries old and brand new. Alchemically marrying lo-fi psychedelic drones with sweeping orchestral arrangements, poetic folk song and classical structures; all in support of heartfelt paeans to nameless gods, apocalyptic requiems for the new/old world, and an overwhelming sense of wonder at the natural beauty of Éire and the Western Isles; this is United Bibles Studies at their transcendent finest. Seven tracks, 40 minutes.


E GONE – All the Suns of the Earth

"All the Suns of the Earth" by E GONE E GONE is Daniel Westerlund of Swedish psychedelic folk rock group The Goner, and All the Suns of the Earth is his new solo album, which involves a slight change in name and a major progression on the eclectic styles of the earliest Goner recordings. In the same way a properly mixed drug will cure while a mis-formulation could prove fatal, disparate musical elements that in less skilled hands might be disorienting – everything from sitars to banjos, old-school beats to ethnic percussion, stark folk picking to squalling electronics, heart-tugging balladry to strutting acid-rock – instead gets compounded in exact proportion through Westerlund’s ever-growing talents in songwriting, performance, and production, making Suns… a perfectly-apportioned auditory tonic with potentially marvelous restorative powers. Nine tracks, 39 minutes.

Pairdown - Aesthetic Guitar

"Resthetic Guitar" by Pairdown Raymond Morin and David Leicht are Pairdown, a Pittsburgh-based acoustic guitar duo much respected by their peers but criminally underrepresented in recorded form. Aesthetic Guitar began life as a self-released CDR EP in 2012, but this new version finds the disc expanded to double its original length, a diverse set of studio and live recordings that showcase the full range of the pair’s considerable skills in both song and instrumental formats. Stylistically, Pairdown sidesteps the post-Fahey/American Primitive raga-isms common in fingerstyle guitar these days, instead drawing on sources both within the six-string tradition (Kottke, Grossman, Renbourn, Dave Evans) and well beyond it (Ellington, Satie), folding those influences into a rich set of baroque miniatures and distinctive compositions that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anyone working in the field today. 16 tracks, 44 minutes.

Evening Fires - Incredible Adventures

"Incredible Adventures" by Evening Fires

Incredible Adventures is a sister release to Where I've Been Is Places and What I've Seen Is Things (out simultaneously on LP from Sunrise Ocean Bender records), and features longer tracks from the same sessions that didn't quite fit on that album. Opening with a strum-along hymn to the north 40, concluding via an extended plunge into the great beyond (as begun on Where I've Been...), and in between traversing a pair of drifting electronic landscapes that offer glimpses of ambient jazz and gloomy kosmische vistas. As a companion piece to the LP, Incredible Adventures (titled after a book by Algernon Blackwood) delves deeper into the album's terrain, while also expanding into some uncharted spaces out beyond. Four tracks, 38 minutes.


Evening Fires - Live Spirits

"Live Spirits" by Evening Fires Evening Fires’ (lucky) 13th release is their first recorded live in concert, featuring three extended pieces from various times & lineups channeled into a single ideal/typical show. Which might, for instance, start out on a spiritual vibration in electric mountain drone, then take off to some sort of electro-spectral space excursion, and close with a healthy slug of the good old psychedelic barn rock, all arranged for both trance induction possibility and opening-set conciseness. Evening Fires live appearances being about as elusive as sasquatch sightings, this is likely the only way you’d have an opportunity to experience one, were you to be interested in such a thing. Three tracks, 36 minutes, one set.

Raising Holy Sparks - A Mendicant Hymnal

"A Mendicant Hymnal" by Raising Holy Sparks Raising Holy Sparks is the new musical project of Dave Colohan (United Bible Studies mainstay, ex-Agitated Radio Pilot), and it finds our peripatetic Irish monk journeying even further into long-form instrumental devotions of undeniably sublime effect, epic slow-motion electro-acoustic soundscapes deeply permeated by a sense of awe and wonder at the natural glories of the American continent. In the artist’s words: “Inspired by 7000 miles of travel across 30 states, A Mendicant Hymnal draws on the vast & ever-changing American landscape, from the mountains & deserts of the West through the empty plains & onto the endless forests of the East. The first in a continuing series, trying to get, in the words of Edward Abbey, 'close to the West of my deepest imaginings, the place where the tangible & the mythical became the same.'" Thirteen tracks, two discs, 135 minutes.