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ARTIST
TITLE
A Deep Well
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
GODUNK 028LP GODUNK 028LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/6/2017

Cavalier Song inscribe modern eulogies to celebrate the terrible beauty of rural dystopias. Their cinematic stares study earthy landscapes and post-industrial wastelands, constructing a range of sonic artworks that meditate on the human condition, stirring memory and desire within definitions of a terrific sublime. The results are a series of lush, yet darkly affective, symphonic abstractions weaving in and around melancholic myths and narratives. Cavalier Song deploy a post-minimalist sensibility, referencing a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, and literature. Musical and poetic influences include Philip Glass, Swans, Ted Hughes, John Coltrane, and King Crimson, each echoing a fascination for melodic repetition, unconventional rhythms and poetic design. Their second album A Deep Well depicts a series of shifting mise-en-scènes -- from Arcadian dysfunction to an omnipresence of troubling signs, unfathomable monoliths, and abandoned fracking sites. The album has an edgier, starker, more intense and urgent feel than their acclaimed debut Blezard (GODUNK 014LP, 2015); the noisier provocations of "Adam's Apple" and "Heathen" vigilantly co-existing with the gentler inventions of landscape, developed in the ambient wanderlusts of "St Christopher" and "Shields". Mysterious, enigmatic choreographies emerge in "Insect Fire Dance", where an oedipal protagonist is confronted with a litany of pagan objects, scattered on an ancient burial ground. "... a touch of The Fall in a brawl with Robert Fripp and the blazing sentinels of King Crimson." --Shindig!