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Dead Sea Apes – Lupus International

"Lupus" by Dead Sea Apes Dead Sea Apes are a Manchester, England-based trio with a big, dark sound that incorporates everything from space- to post- in its ambitious instrumental rockscapes. Lupus is the band’s first full-length disc, following two e.p.s on the group’s own Soul Desert Records. Compared with the muscular mini-epics on those releases, Lupus seems to emanate from a more ghostly dubbed-out post-punk aesthetic. The album took shape in August 2011 as an experiment in improvising on drones and loops, followed by varying amounts of editing and further recording. The immersive outcome ranges from ambient cloud to massive crunch via elliptical extended rhythms and creeping effects, all shot through with a hovering ominous presence. Seven tracks, 57 minutes.
$16.00

Dead Sea Apes – Lupus

"Lupus" by Dead Sea Apes Dead Sea Apes are a Manchester, England-based trio with a big, dark sound that incorporates everything from space- to post- in its ambitious instrumental rockscapes. Lupus is the band’s first full-length disc, following two e.p.s on the group’s own Soul Desert Records. Compared with the muscular mini-epics on those releases, Lupus seems to emanate from a more ghostly dubbed-out post-punk aesthetic. The album took shape in August 2011 as an experiment in improvising on drones and loops, followed by varying amounts of editing and further recording. The immersive outcome ranges from ambient cloud to massive crunch via elliptical extended rhythms and creeping effects, all shot through with a hovering ominous presence. Seven tracks, 57 minutes.
$11.00

Dead Sea Apes - Lupus in "Best of 2012" action

Dead Sea Apes Lupus disc garners some much-deserved recognition in 2012 "best of year" lists:

*Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy says, "Lupus drones and echoes and punctures the time-space continuum in ways that have you believing it clocks in at least double its length." Read more here

*Writing in RVA magazine, Revolt of the Apes has Lupus in a tie for #2 album of the year. Read more here

Recent Deep Water releases reviewed at Ptolemaic Terrascope Online

...Deep Water should be justly proud of these releases, a perfect quartet of albums that are inventive, playful, varied and well worth picking up, great stuff all round.

Dead Sea Apes - Lupus

...blissed out drone that whispers of high magic, sounding like it was recorded in a sacred cave deep underground, just add flickering candlelight and headphones for the full effect...

Evening Fires - Flora and Fauna, and After the End of the World

...soaring and melodic psychedelia that seemingly goes on forever, but never too long, the players listening to each other and reacting accordingly to create some of the most elegant and free-flowing music you will hear...

Brother Ong - Deep Water Creation

...deeply reflective and positive in its energies ... the five tracks creating a soft pool of notes that it is easy to relax in, the rippling notes dancing around your vision, flecked with light...

 

Dead Sea Apes – Lupus US

"Lupus" by Dead Sea Apes Dead Sea Apes are a Manchester, England-based trio with a big, dark sound that incorporates everything from space- to post- in its ambitious instrumental rockscapes. Lupus is the band’s first full-length disc, following two e.p.s on the group’s own Soul Desert Records. Compared with the muscular mini-epics on those releases, Lupus seems to emanate from a more ghostly dubbed-out post-punk aesthetic. The album took shape in August 2011 as an experiment in improvising on drones and loops, followed by varying amounts of editing and further recording. The immersive outcome ranges from ambient cloud to massive crunch via elliptical extended rhythms and creeping effects, all shot through with a hovering ominous presence. Seven tracks, 57 minutes.
$11.00

New Dead Sea Apes reviews

More fine Lupus reviews

A Closer Listen says: "Confident and thick as a galaxy, this album gathers up a whole bunch of psych and prog influences and pours them out like black coffee."

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While Foxy Digitalis calls it "The eeriest soundtrack to the best film you never saw."

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Dead Sea Apes review and interviews

Dead Sea Apes Lupus reviewed by the Sludgelord

...Lupus in general is much more ambient and cinematic, starting with the stark and bleak sounding "Pharmakon" setting the tone. Songs clock in at up to 16 minutes unfolding gently, layers of atmospherics envopling the senses. ...

Click here to read the full review at the Sludgelord

 

And a nice interview by Mr. Atavist, w/some insight into the making of Lupus:

I think Lupus is pretty much off in another direction from anything we have done before. It’s got more of a witch-y, spooky, lost in the forest at midnight vibe – as opposed to our other style – the spooky, lost in the desert at midday vibe.

Click here to read the interview at Mr. Atavist

 

Another extensive interview published at Revolt of the Apes:


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