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2-3 Months
ARTIST
TITLE
Dark Falcon
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MAR 050LP MAR 050LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/2/2009

"Appearing originally in the fall of 2002 as a limited CD-only release from the pioneering indie electronic label 555 Recordings, Lucky Dragons' first full length Dark Falcon circulated widely through burned CDs and tapes traded amongst friends. Now this mythical mixtape creature is getting a royal reissue treatment from Marriage Records, coinciding with the release of Lucky Dragons' newest full length, Dream Island Laughing Language. This is where the Los Angeles-based collective learned how to make a record: culling from two years' worth of accumulated field recordings and tender homemade spirituals, each of the 21 tracks hangs together in a delicate reinventing of traditional song structures. For all of its densely layered nostalgia and boldly digital textures, this is a lucid and revealing listen, a microscopically poetic vision into the process of blossoming collaboration between good friends in hard times. Cassettes traded through the mail, chance snippets of radio from a friends' bedroom, firecrackers in the street, drums in the living room, overheard conversations, every sound is to be listened through: a window perpetually opening. Spare and gentle, explosive and candid, all of the collective's prolific output relies on this record as its foundation."