Evening Fires' fourth release was originally planned for another label, but when it went belly-up we just had to give the album
a rescue via Deep Water. In Fall 2007 a core trio version of the group
took the sounds underground (literally – all tracks here were recorded
in subterranean settings), exploring collective creation in mostly
non-rock formats. The results are decidedly rustic (presented in
genuine you-are-there-fi MONO-SONIC sound) and both outward- and
inward-bound at the same time. From opiated acoustics to howling
electronics to spacious tribal percussion explorations, Blue Mountain Water
gives a window onto a spontaneous-shamanism side of the band not
usually heard outside of the root cellars and mountain caverns of their
northern Appalachian home. Five tracks, 45 minutes.
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.
Our latest shared release continues the transatlantic theme, featuring
a pair of duos who follow different but complementary routes to lost
lands of avant-psych-drone overload. Century Plants is a two-headed
guitar monster from upstate New York, both also serving in the larger
Burnt Hills collectivity; gtrs plugged directly into hi-tension wires
mainline pure raw overbleed, calling to mind the finest Japanese and
New Zealand noise masters w/o sounding like anyone but themselves.
French twosome the Qoast have a number of releases under their belts
under the name Ghost Brames; here they kick things up a good few
notches, doubling up each on swirling gtrs & bash-tastic drums for a
Gallic free-psych whirlwind epic that manages to be simultaneously
atomically heavy and woozily levitational. Three tracks total, 50
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.
US Customers Unless otherwise stated, newer single-disc releases are $11 postage-paid, back-catalog items are now reduced to $8. You can order right here, if you use paypal. Payment may also be met via check (made out to Kevin Moist), well-concealed cash, or barter (we love the barter system, but please get in touch before mailing us a chicken or something), sent to the usual Deep Water Acres address.
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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.