DW020 Evening Fires / New Worlds for Old
New Worlds for Old is the fifth Evening Fires release, and easily the most sizeable one yet. Parts were recorded in early 2008, at a time when the group was trying out its m.o. in a more obviously “rock band” format than usual, though with a pretty wide range that takes in everything from apocalyptic acid sludge to elastic folk rock to large-booted klang, along with further permutations that no one is quite sure what to call. But the rock formations cover just part of the sonic landscape, and there’s also plenty of room for sun-dappled butterfly folk, Appalachian-Mesopotamian village festivals, an interplanetary prana-powered pipe synthesizer, and various other sorts of world-conjuring. Just eight tracks that stretch out across two sound-filled discs, over two hours of long-form explorations.