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ARTIST
TITLE
Almanac
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LSE 015CD LSE 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/23/2009

"Dragon Turtle's Almanac is a heavy trip; a document of transformation, entropy, and causality. Dragon Turtle evokes Morricone landscapes as if painted by Glenn Branca, where dream atmospheres meet brutal realities of nature and relationships. These forces are both beautiful ('Causality', 'Belt of Venus') and destructive ('Moon Fallout', 'Burn the Leaves'). The textures and layers move with a sense of urgency and purpose ('Hometime', 'Hourglass'). The duality of Tom Asselin and Brian Lightbody's musical relationship is also at play, converging an influence of sound spanning from John Cale and Eno to post-punk conglomerates of folk and Krautrock. Late night sessions took place into the dawn during the height of dark transformation: post 9/11 America. The recordings began with an M Box and 3 mics in Asselin's Pocono Mountain basement, and over the course of time, acquisition of gear, and massive trial-and-error, the bunker blossomed into One Forest Studio. An empty roller rink was used as a reverb chamber while sampling Brahms' Requiem Mass. Musical recruits were brought in to flesh out ideas with distinct instruments which were effected, layered, chopped, and collaged together."