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ARTIST
TITLE
Ceremony To The Sunset
FORMAT
CD

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LEXDEV 023CD LEXDEV 023CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/23/2009

This is the debut full-length release by Yawning Sons, a unique collaboration between musicians from different sides of the Atlantic. In July 2008, Californian desert-rock veteran Gary Arce (Yawning Man/Ten East/Fatso Jetson/Dark Tooth Encounter, etc.) was flown out to the UK to produce an album by the Kent-based instrumental riff-rock quartet, Sons Of Alpha Centauri. On the first day of working in the studio, it was clear that a new direction was to be taken: Gary and the band would work together and write and record their own collaborative album within the space of a week. The week's work bore fruit in the form of seven incredible instrumental tracks whose sound was caught somewhere in the dreamy musical netherworlds of Yawning Man, Sonic Youth, Can and Pink Floyd. Over the course of the next few months, more additions were made to the recording, including extra guitar overdubs from Arce, as well as vocals from Scott Reeder (Kyuss/Obsessed), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson) and Wendy Rae Fowler (Mark Lanegan Band/UNKLE/Earthlings?). The results are sublime. From the soaring vocals of Fowler on the opener, "Ghostship - Deadwater," which has the fuzz 'n' sheen of Loveless-period My Bloody Valentine, to Reeder's drone-laden vocals on "Garden Sessions III," which are like a blend of 'Floyd and '80s Meat Puppets, through to the extended guitar workouts on the Lalli-helmed "Meadows," right on through to the chiming guitars and metronomic drums on the closer, "Japanese Garden," Ceremony To The Sunset will be a revelation to fans of the artists involved, and will appeal greatly to lovers of Kraut/psych/post-rock as well as those in love with the arid, heat-shimmering, soaring, high-lonesome sound of desert-rock. Includes a deluxe 16-page, full-color booklet on glossy paper-stock with plenty of photos of those involved.