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Anvil Salute - this is the voice of doom calling

"this is the voice of doom calling" by Anvil Salute Anyone who read our Deep Water interview with Norman, OK's Anvil Salute 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. . . .

Anvil Salute - this is the voice of doom calling US

"this is the voice of doom calling" by Anvil Salute Anyone who read our Deep Water interview with Norman, OK's Anvil Salute 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. . . .
$8.00

This is the Voice of Doom Calling reviewed on Animal Psi

[Anvil Salute] is back again with a long-player, ‘This is the Voice of Doom Calling’. Anvil Salute, here a sextet (weren’t they always?), playing an ample smattering of ten tracks in various shapes and sizes, while holding tight to their core repertoire of hazy, lazy Americana instrumentals: . . .

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Multiple DW Releases Reviewed on Terrascope Online

Bones of the Great Divide

. . . Whilst previous albums have been created by tapes moving between the duo, this latest double CD release ‘Bones Of the Great Divide’ was played live, giving the pieces a looser and very vibrant feel which the players maintain over eleven sparkling pieces. One of those albums that reveals its true nature with repeated listening, meaning you will be enjoying even more every time you play it. . . .

This is the Voice of Doom Calling

. . . Over ten tracks, the band paints pictures with sounds, visions of running water, snowy mountaintops, deserted buildings and abandoned cars all coming into my head. . . .

Evening Fires

. . . From magical to mystical, the music of Evening Fires is as beautiful as the starry sky on their self-titled debut. Featuring bells, drums, guitar, organ, flute, synth and voice, this is music for contemplation, delicate and soothing but never twee and boring, the sounds alive with possibility. . . .

Levitate and Dissolve

. . . a roller coaster ride of epic proportions, Robert Cozzolino (Percussion) and George Draguns (Guitars), keeping control of the dynamic tension with great precision. Whilst undoubtedly noisy, the musicians retain control, knowing exactly when to press down on the throttle, something they certainly do on the excellently named ‘Pat Metheney’s Kidney Stone’. . . .

Plays Spiral Isles / Smokehouse Debris

. . . Named ‘Plays Spiral Isles’ the Niagara Falls offer three tracks of wonderful smoke filled music, the second of which ‘Acid Of Ants’ is a tense scuttle of noise that creeps under the skin like that itch you just cannot reach. . . .

. . . Opening with a heavy space rock riff, highly distorted and thunderous in its intent, the band slow it down to enter a far more experimental passage, building into a frenetic crescendo of chaos, the band launching into another killer riff that mixes the Stooges and Hawkwind, finally disintegrating under the weight of their sonic fury. . . .

Sunblinded Visions by a Silver Sea / say goodnight to the evangelist

. . . You can almost hear the waves lapping at the shore and feel the sun on your face, so strong is the mood of the piece an enticing and gentle guitar mixed with electronics, the music evolving into a heart-warming drone filled with bliss. . . .

. . . Following a similar path, The Circle and the Point offer four more pieces of guitar and electronic drone, gently weaving their experimental magic through the brain. . . .

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Anvil Salute - this is the voice of doom calling International

"this is the voice of doom calling" by Anvil Salute Anyone who read our Deep Water interview with Norman, OK's Anvil Salute 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. . . .
$13.00

This is the Voice of Doom Calling reviewed on Foxy Digitalis

. . . A masterful blending of minimalist repetition and light-hearted folk forms, and peppered with a touch of freeform weirdness, Anvil Salute’s oeuvre is one that refuses to wear thin. . . . This is probably the best Anvil Salute album yet – a record in which every element of the group’s sound has flourished wonderfully. . . . 10/10

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Multiple DW Releases Reviewed on Womblife

Levitate and Dissolve

. . . I wont cheapen this blissful tornado with any name-dropping and just say this is a seriously able-bodied brainscrambler that rocks hard as heck, but in a completely unconventional -- yet still well rehearsed -- way. . . .

This is the Voice of Doom Calling

. . . I'm going to agree that this is the finest Anvil Salute dish to date, fitting easily with the current free folk/improvised scene while injecting a healthy dose of traditional warmth every second of the way, which makes sense for a bunch'a freaks from Oklahoma. . . .

Sunblinded Visions by a Silver Sea / say goodnight to the evangelist

. . . Pefkin's side is taken up by one extended minimal pop droneout, creeping along on clinking music box melodies and ghost harmonica. . . .

. . . The Circle and the Point mines a similar ore with wandering acoustic guitars/vocals over desolate drones and ambient noises that go from stumbling broken folk jams to full on void scapes and back again, all captured in crumbling live fidelity. . . .

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