sábado, 21 de mayo de 2016

Natural Snow Buildings. Terror´s Horn

Natural Snow Buildings. Terror´s Horn (ba da bing, 2015)

"Stringed instruments trill, percussion gongs, feedback hisses and vocals maintain near monotone as if in a cultish trance. The songs still pride themselves on a slow development, and the album’s progression lends the impression of descending down through the depths, past hidden cavities and chambers that you will never unsee once experienced." Ba Da Bing


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martes, 10 de mayo de 2016

Hush Arbors. Hush Arbors

Hush Arbors. Hush Arbors (ecstatic peace, 2008)

"Water" begins the album with a brief instrumental that immediately sidesteps any negative connotations of 'folk rock' tedium. This is followed, appropriately, by "Follow Closely." Equal parts Byrds, Neil, and the ghosts of a hundred private press loners, Keith's lovely overlapping vocals and guest Ben Chasny's lead guitar solo make this an album highlight. And dig these heavy lyrics: "So I go to the mountains & carry with me / The bones & dust that I've found, that exist within / And set a flame to the dead that follow closely / And I look to the light and see it through her eyes." You go, Dungeon Master! James Jackson Toth


Rue Hollow mp3

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jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

Grails. Take Refuge and Clean Living

Grails. Take Refuge and Clean Living (important records, 2008)

"Take Refuge in Clean Living''sees Grails pulling back their already-wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Grails often take what seems like it would sound over-ambitious on paper and make it flow sonically in a laid-back style. The band is defined by exploration and they''ve created a template for themselves where any style or method can be ingested to reap legitimate rewards. ''Take Refuge'' seems to suggest that Grails can't run out of ideas."