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ARTIST
TITLE
Soul Weaver
FORMAT
LP

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REPOSE 096LP REPOSE 096LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/18/2020

Taras Bulba featuring ex Earthling Society head Fred Laird return with their second album Soul Weaver. Soul Weaver was recorded between February and April of 2020. The album is a sharp contrast to the Taras Bulba debut. Whereas One (2019) was a laidback psilocybic novelty travelogue; Soul Weaver is more guitar-driven dream like psychedelia, mixing '60s garage rock, shoegaze, bucolic west coast acid folk, and ambient feedback. The album builds on song structures instead of drifting instrumentals prevalent on the band's debut and is an indication of the path they want to go musically. Constructing the album in such a short time and under lockdown restrictions changed the way the album took shape. Due to the social distancing percussion had to be constructed from drum machines or "found" from previous sessions and cannibalized. So, in some ways this is more a solo record (Jon has never heard the songs). It is a guitar album whereas One was a rhythm/percussion focused recording. Lyrically it draws on (quite accidentally) the writings of Dion Fortune, particularly her novel The Sea Priestess (1938). It never even came into mind until I started draughting the lyrics and things started popping up that had very strong comparisons to that novel. The recording has a bit of a watery, dreamy feel too and it's also haunted. It's haunted by a good soul though; with electric blue eyes. Transparent turquoise vinyl; Housed in a reverse board printed outer sleeve with black poly-lined inner; includes download code; edition of 300.