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ARTIST
TITLE
Lion Devours the Sun
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KRANK 099CD KRANK 099CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/31/2006

"Mathew Sweet is an alchemist, having developed the powers to mysteriously transform a minimal palette of common musical elements into something extraordinary. While his work contains references to psychedelia and folk musics, it fits comfortably in neither category. His understated vocals are delivered not as declamation, but rather a muted invitation to listen to his tales of the failing human condition; a terrain of fallow fields, poisoned wells and doomed existence. All hail the messenger of truths. Lion Devours The Sun is the first full length release from UK resident Mathew Sweet following his self-titled Kranky debut EP released in the fall of 2005. It was recorded at home with a 4-track and a single microphone, using acoustic guitar and voice along with well placed touches of a cymbal-playing monkey, some bricks, an e-bowed autoharp, a homemade gramophone, and daggers."