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. . . .
After a year in (slow-motion) preparation, Evening Fires are pleased to unveil their first full-length CD. Though the group includes members of the Clear Spots and Peacefeather , beyond a shared
attitude of musical exploration you'd be hard-pressed to find many sonic
connections here. "Side A" features a trippy flowing suite sculpted out of
acoustic guitars, percussion, organ, synths, flute, and voice; while "Side B"
is built around a lengthy invocation that starts from a mountaintop cathedral
launch site to soar out over the forested valleys below. Call it folk-infused
Northeastern psychedelia if labels are necessary, though the spirit is more
important than any categories. . . . Eight tracks, 42 minutes.
Our first split CD, two complementary mini-albums merged into one mind-altering whole. Philadelphia-based Niagara Falls follow up two fine CDs on their own Honeymoon Music label with perhaps their most evocative electro-acoustic drones to date, an aural tour of a misty archipelago located just off the coast of dreamland; 3 tracks, 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the Clear Spots roll up one of their most fried rural noise fatties yet, assembling various wreckage from last year's successful orbital barn launch into an imposing edifice that towers over the scree on the far side of the ridge; 1 25-minute track in 4 parts.
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.
Alligator Crystal Moth is the trans-Pacific duo
of Brad Rose (the North Sea, Ajilvsga, the
Foxy Digitalis webzine/CD labels, etc.) and Michael Donnelly (Brothers of the
Occult Sisterhood, Terracid, the MusicYourMindWillLoveYou label, etc.), and
this is their third full-length collaboration. While previous works developed
as long-distance tape-trading deals, Bones
of the Great Divide was recorded in some epic in-person sessions last
summer in Oklahoma, & it's much free-er and looser than earlier ACM - tranced-out string-bend percussive rattle scatter'n'shake'n'drone,
all-acoustic ethnological forgeries from a landscape where the rainforest meets
the great plains. Two CDs, 11 tracks.
Across their first 3 full-length releases (plus several compilation appearances), the ex-NYC trio Heavy Winged have garnered a reputation for blowing out tuned-in eardrums with their urban retro-futurist DIY rampaging-giant-lizard noise rock. And deservedly so. Without giving up any raw power, Echoes of Silence focuses on another side of the group, one that works as much like a giant magnetic vortex as a nuclear-gargantua footstomp – hypnotically pulsating forward-motion drone drawing the listener inexorably further and deeper until they’re left, floating in space, whirrs of buzzing wattage their only living companion. Three tracks, 39 minutes.
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