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|amethyst sunset (usa) #as-008 lp|
providien “followed by a wraith” long playing record
- red man’s vietnam
- seeker of the sun
- followed by a wraith
- no us
- no other
- next one
- group birth
- sewer animals
- salmonella bunker blues
- keep searching
|february 2011 release ; ... some real weirdo antics going on here, where sword heaven’s mark van fleet & american jobs’ nathan reynolds have set up camp, turned all their drum machines down as low as they’ll go (i wonder if you can actually power-starve a dm, like you can with a marshall stack ... no wait, you can’t) & have essentially been sustaining themselves on a thick paste of peanut butter & sriracha while attempting to concoct the “great american album” ...|
and wouldn’t you know ; they’ve done it !!! trade in the rhythmic flair of sword heaven for more of a desultory, ohio-basement bummer trip, and you’re there ... equal parts blown / slown club beats, soul-baring, and raw, amplified electricity ...
|amethyst sunset press release...|
"followed by a wraith"
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|the midwest is a real shangri-la for bohemia basement bleakness so it’s not real surprising that loner tape grime duo providien hail from the snow-blasted state of ohio, and have a grim grassroots aura that just feels right.|
led by sword heaven electrician mark van fleet and partner-in-crime/childhood friend nathan reynolds (also of weirdo goths american jobs), providien’s debut, “followed by a wraith”, sprawls from disembodied horror atmospherics to no-fi sludge death marches to pure weirdo home-taper acoustic guitar meltdowns, each new zone more unsettling and brainwashed than the last.
has elements of mammal (especially the recent drone-suicide ballads), the shadow ring (just replace all the british stuff with raw american sloth), and various other esoteric cassette miserablists, but that’s just a roundabout way of saying this shit rules.
- britt brown
the lp is limited to 200 copies on black vinyl with color center labels and a paste on cover
insert with album info and tracklist is printed on cardstock.