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|olde english spelling bee (usa) #oesb-19 lp|
pussygutt “gathering strengths” long playing record
- gathering strengths • silence within (20:00)
- gathering strengths • spirit walker (15:06)
|december 2009 release ; third album from tractor / gypsy-laced doom act pussygutt (following their epic oesb debut “story of rats • sea of sand” 2lp and a disc on 20 buck spin from late year) ...|
after a good 10 minutes of field recordings & deft chamber-ensemble tone-clustering (which actually earns the lucier reference below) the pair let loose with their prescribed blend of slow, detuned riffs & soaring violin ... the b-side piece actually sounds much like kosugi’s “catch-wave” played back at 16rpm, with some loose violin figures worming over a bed of mellotron & earth-shaking hand-drumming ... great stuff.
|olde english spelling bee press release...|
oesb-19 pussygutt "gathering strengths" lp
third full-length release from this boise, idaho duo following two critically acclaimed efforts - the "sea of sand" double-lp on oesb and "she hid behind her veil" cd on 20 buck spin. pussygutt continue to develop their unique brand of doom soundtrack heaviness on gathering strengths, which features two side-long compositions titled "silence within" & "spirit walker". clarinets, violin, and cello are all prominent - lending this album even more of an avant-classical feel than previous efforts. the band calls this album "an esoteric meditation on soul and nature" and they cite alvin lucier, henry gorecki, and arvo part as primary influences for these recordings - along with the funeral doom of groups like nortt, catacombs, and celestiial.
packaged in heavy duty covers silkscreened by monoroid, limited and numbered edition of 550 copies.