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"Well, here you have it. Maine's cosmic mystery trio captured for eternity, just for you... while everyone & their mother seems to have some sort of bedroom folk/psych project going these days, you'd be hard pressed to find another unit as pure in spirit & process as these here bodies/buddies. One of those rare vortexes of creation existing totally apart from all hype, pressure or pretense; in other words, timeless. Always balanced on that fine and beautiful line between cosmic joke & aching depth. A simple & unadorned unfurling of strummed & fingered instruments, heartaching female vocals, woodland creatures, earthy male vocals, contrasting half-written & totally spontaneous songs, twisting lyrics, haunted melancholy, lysergic joy, and a heavy dose of spooked New England lore. In a way, the recording scene itself is an almost perfect parallel to the sounds & vibes captured here: three shadowy figures laugh & sing around a dim campfire. No one's slept in days. They're nestled amidst ancient stone buildings, creeping foliage and mounds of exotic flowers. The sun is setting over the mountains. But it's all frozen in time. The clouds aren't moving. And that campfire, it's a microphone, isn't it? And all those flowers: plastic. The stone: paint. Is it all fake? Well, it is an ancient stone church. And those three really are making some very sweet sounds. In fact, it's almost hyper-real. Almost impossibly so... is that reel-to-reel rolling? Yes, it sure is... exquisitely packaged in a slightly altered mini version of the LP cover, complete with letter press & screen printed art, tri-fold duotone art paper covers, woven japanese inner sleeves, and a special surprise in total darkness. two cover variations, limited to 400 each, for a total CD edition of 800 copies"
"A deluxe vinyl version of the band's mega-limited private press CD-R debut from about 5 years back. Recorded and self-released at the very inception of the band, this was an out-of-nowhere 77 minute mind-blower. Elements of their more distilled untitled Time-Lag LP are present in new-born form, but overall this is a far wider-ranging and raw trip. A home recorded mix of roughhewed songs and spontaneous improvisation melding together primitive bedroom acidfolk, fuzzy sci-fi psych-outs, bent occult trance ritual, fake xian folk, loose cosmic jamming, spooked drones, pagan mysteries, and some stuff that's just pretty much beyond words... The whole trip is totally psychedelic, deeply textured, dripping vibes, wide-eyed, and more than anything else, wickedly fun. One of those rare documents of a young band unselfconsciously doing their thing, and 'their thing' pretty much rules. Absolutely zero info as always, but this time you get a few rather amusing band photos for extra charm. Pressed on two slabs of 180 gram bright red vinyl and packaged in an ultra-minimal heavy art paper gatefold cover with raised plastic ink screen printed cover text, paste-on interior Polaroid photo sticker, stamped and hand numbered spine. Printed & hand stamped labels. Plus, each copy is enclosed in a two-tone stitched synthetic felt (made from 100% recycled plastic bottles) envelope pouch in various color combinations, hand assembled one at a time by my mom (thanx mom!). Limited & numbered edition of 266 copies."
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