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Radio Valkyrie +1905 + 1917+
FEEDING TUBE RECORDS
This is only the second proper full-length LP by this Portland Maine-based duo, although there are vast arrays of CD-Rs and split releases littering their wake. After spending time with both the cosmically-shifting
and the folkily psychedelic
Fire On Fire
decided to opt for something more personal and hermetic. Thus, we have
. The band's multi-phasic discography has thus far reminded people of everything from the
at different moments, yet none of these thumbnails comes close to capturing the elegant mystery of their essence. Sometimes electric guitar lines weevil hauntingly in the aether while acoustics strum quietly up front. At other points, muted chimes of freedom push against vocals and cloppety rhythms that recall
's "Making Love Without Sound." Still others vibe early
The Third Ear Band
. In all, the scent of smoke hangs as heavy over this record as any we've heard. And friend, we've heard a few. Edition of 500; includes download code.
"CD version, packaged in an identical mini-LP style gatefold cover with clear varnish overprinting and offset printed vellum insert. First pressing of 1,000 copies."
"Much anticipated proper full-length release from this wonderful Maine duo after a long running string of self-released CD-Rs and a collaborative 7-inch with Visitations. Colleen Kinsella and Caleb Mulkerin have been key personages of the Portland/South Portland sonic underground for over a decade, as members of Cerberus Shoal,Threads, Fire on Fire, etc. While those groups have no doubt left an impressive body of sound, the intimacy and directness of their Big Blood recordings take things to a higher plane of personal expression, freed from the group mind/'serious' band trapping of their past musical outlets. Here they are free to romp in their personal micro-verse, following whim and fantasy through the gates of acoustic transcendence. All of the off-the-cuff spontaneity, intimate home fidelity, and deep personal charms of their older releases are as present as ever, but the duo's scope is now focused to a crystalline clarity of vision.
is as sorrowful and joyful in its mirrored symmetry as the infinite life cycle itself, flowing on cleansing waves of inner release and spirit absorption...wailing fuzzed-up garage folk anthems mesh into twisted poetic acid-folk and drift to expansive melancholic meditations of boundless depth. Two voices howl, swoon, alternate and join; lyrical layers peel away endlessly, tiny amps weep in pain, crude percussion booms thunderous, and ragged, beautiful hooks unfurl straight out of the void. Packaged in a suitably gorgeous full-color heavy '60s style gatefold cover with clear varnish overprinting, Large offset printed vellum insert, full-color art labels, etc. Pressed on the highest quality 180 gram virgin vinyl. Limited edition of 700 copies."
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