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ARTIST
TITLE
Shipping Gold/Calling For Vanished Faces
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BRG 004LP BRG 004LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/2/2008

"Barge Recordings is pleased to pair MGR and Xela on vinyl as the first in a series of split LPs. Shipping Gold/Calling For Vanished Faces treats the listener to two moving pieces that both compliment and contrast one another in style and compositional approach. Developed musically from two entirely different places, MGR's Mike Gallagher and Xela's John Twells respective careers have led them to this unique crossroad, a powerful recording capturing both artists at their creative primes. MGR / Shipping Gold: Hyper-slow development and dread-ridden tension building reveal themselves in Shipping Gold as in past MGR work, as well as the subtle swelling and closing of sonic space. Shipping Gold attracts our ears particularly due to its dramatic use of guitar in the foreground. Composed with both acoustic and electric guitar and effects, Mike's vigorous attack's and pitch-bent decay over a slowly morphing theme in a minor key behaves like some unknown light guiding us; its rays looming over an intense psychic landscape. Xela / Calling For Vanished Faces: Musically, it would be useless to categorize Calling For Vanished Faces as 'noise,' 'sound art' or anything aforementioned. In basic terms, every time we listen to this utterly mind-altering composition we discover something new; something to grab on to within its lush spectrum of dynamics. Bombarded with pulsating drumming, distant early-music inspired vocal harmonies, guitar distortion, morphing electronic buzzes and guitar feedback, Calling For Vanished Faces is a sonic arcade of sorts and delights the listener with each passing experience."