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HELEN SCARSDALE AGENCY
is the second full album for RV Paintings, following the nature jam transmissions of
published by Root Strata in 2007 and a well-suited split LP with Taiga Remains from Blackest Rainbow. Just as the debut paid homage to the rugged river system that cuts through forests and mountains of the region,
refers to the lengthy bridge that runs between two coastal communities in Humboldt County, one of which houses a municipal airport. A swarm of drone guitars announces the opening of the record on 'Millions,' with a shoegaze wash collapsing into rarified tone purity and bulging through a metallic buzz. Field recordings of airplane take-off and firework explosions punctuate the undulating bleary smear of the Pyle brothers' guitars. The result is one of levitation, even as RV Paintings seem to be plugging their guitars and electronics directly into the moss, soil, and mycelia of the Humboldt forest. Echo-soaked flutes, maudlin strings, scabrous noises unearthed from the bottom of the Pacific, and a cinematic arcs of guitar shimmer complete the beautiful and haunted miasma of
that falls somewhere between Taj Mahal Travellers, Organum, and The Caretaker. Brian Pyle may be best known as one of the founders of the Starving Weirdos and records his solo work as Ensemble Economique.
stands the first piece of vinyl published by Helen Scarsdale Agency and includes a code for a digital download. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies."
2007 release. Nature jams from the Northern California peace crew.
(one half of the core
duo) his brother
, and their bro
traverse the twilight moon as
is a suite of three nocturnal jams, way heavy on the hypnotic vibe. Wine glasses, holographic guitar circles and drum lines unite to form a fantasy world -- but not in color -- all black and white with smears of metallic sliver.
Long String Instrument
after a midnight swim on the ocean. This is by far one of the most beautiful and totally dark audio documents out of the Weirdos camp.
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