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ARTIST
TITLE
Whitelodge
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MT 067CD MT 067CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/2/2005

"A great billowy poltergeist, Whitelodge is a musical revelation. The Lodge skirt borderlands between the mysticism of seething 'post rock' and the dark textures of latter day 'apocalyptic folk,' managing in the end to sovereign a musical nation of their own. Somber musical expressions exude surprisingly powerful punch and often carve modest stones into towering columns of sound, which, while not actually loud, seem to IMPLY loud. Constructed somewhat like a This Mortal Coil record, the quietly crafted combination of acoustic guitars, electric piano, bass and electronics effuse scents of Sol Invictus ('Against The Modern World'), Gastr Del Sol, Sea And Cake, Insides, late late period Swans, Roseclouds era Death In June with a little Another Green World style Eno plastering the cracks...but none of these really captures the true essence of the Lodge what is White. Where apocalyptic folk often drowns in its own cheesiness, Whitelodge rise above and avoid trying to force any sort of posturing or false Celticisms into their music. Whispered vocals reincarnate a host of spirits from Red House Painters to Coil, driving the compositions home by inference rather than the obvious. This music is unbelievably tangible in its etherealness. A deep beauty resides within and repeated listens open endless blossoms."