On the heels of the Deep Water reissue of Airs of Sun and Stone, we're honored to continue our association with the United Bible Studies
family via this all-new double-CD from UBS singer David Colohan in his
Agitated Radio Pilot solo guise. The previous ARP release, World
Winding Down (on Deadslackstring), leaned more toward Dave's
songwriterly side; by contrast, the music of The Rural Arcane follows
its title thematically into melancholy fog-shrouded dusks and dawns,
tapping into the stillness at the heart of nature's mystery via lush
and expansive drones, chants, songs, and invocations. Two CDs,
thirteen tracks, ninety-one minutes, every one of them gorgeous and
indoorpark is the Detroit-based duo of Nick Schillace and
Jon Moshier, and we're thrilled to have their debut release on Deep Water.
Schillace is better known among wise ears as one of the finest post-Fahey
acoustic guitarists on the scene today (with several CDs and lots of touring to
prove it), and while his deft stringwork is well on display here, this is
anything but a folk album. Instead, The
Neutral Mile serves up seven tracks (42 minutes) of rich vintage-future
soundscapery, nimble hollowbody fingerpicking combining with crisp, driving
drumming and occasional samples/electronics in an extremely cinematic fashion.
You could strain your brain trying to come up with some new hyphenated hybrid
description (neo-post-art-folk-rock… ack) or you could just settle back and let
the music take your mind on a tomorrowland trip. We recommend the latter. CD-R in offset printed digipack.
Anyone who read our Deep Water interview with Norman, OK's AnvilSalute
knows what big fans we are of the group. And lucky for us, they've
returned to the Acres to grace us with their ironically titled fourth
full-length disc, a full hour of gloriously unwinding instrumental
great plains folk rock. Both their most focused and most varied work to
date, it takes in everything from angular modal epics to sweetly
melodic miniatures to ethnic-infused psychedelic drones, all seemingly
rendered live via lovely you-are-there room-fi acoustics. Heed that
rooster's crow. . . .
We're huge fans of the Irish collective known as United Bible Studies , so it's a great pleasure to be able to bring back one of the best of their earlier limited releases. Originally out on the group's own Deserted Village label in 2005 and OOP since around then, Airs of Sun and Stone documents a complete live set recorded at a Limerick arts festival in an old church on a Sunday morning. One extended improvisational piece (nearly 40 minutes) by a special quartet version of the group (plus dance troupe), featuring harp, guitars, piano, and percussion, it's a perfect avant-folk morning raga. This edition features a complete sonic remaster and lovely new cover art.
Our second split CD features 45 minutes of complementary
drone bliss by two prime proponents of contemporary underground drift. Glasgow's
Pefkin (Gayle Brogan of the Boa Melody Bar mailorder) offers up one extended
track in which discrete, often acoustic sounds glisten and overlap like light
on a rolling ocean; while the Circle and the Point (a duo of Buffalo-based Adam
Richards [House of Alchemy records] and LA denizen Grant Capes [of (VxPxC) and
the Phantom Limb label]) bring us four tracks that drag simple Eno-esque melodies
through an unpredictable filter of urban noise. Sea air to city clatter,
electronically bridged; plug in anywhere.
Flying Sutra is the new Philadelphia-based drums-guitar duo
of Bob Cozzolino and George Draguns. While both men have long and varied musical
resumes – from film scores to indie rock to avant-jazz – Levitate and Dissolve
is their first release in this configuration, and it's a doozy: Nearly an hour
of wild, urban-elemental art-punk/free-jazz that pitches tensely unwinding klang
against whirlwind percussion to highly electric effect. We recommend you
remain seated with safety belt fastened while listening.
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Unless otherwise noted, all releases are CDRs in a heavy clear vinyl jacket and full-color front/back cardstock cover (double CDRs are housed in clear vinyl clam-shell packaging). DW013, DW021, and all releases after DW024 are professionally-pressed CDRs with full-color printed discs.