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GREY, NICK & THE RANDOM ORCHESTRA - Spin vows under Arch

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Beta-lactam Ring Records mt184
Release Year: 2008
Note: feat. CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE, MARTYN BATES, etc..
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00
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Eine Art "magischer" ambient / drone Folk & Pop, dunkel, dramatisch, schleppend, instrumental, wunderbar emotional... irgendwo noch folkig aber reduziert auf das ntigste, mitunter mit jazzigen Einflssen...man stelle sich ultra-dstere EYELESS IN GAZA vor, vermischt mit langsamen TUXEDOMOON, und der Stimmung eines TOR LUNDVALL, so einsam, traurig und verloren... diverse hochklassige Gastmusiker wirken im RANDOM ORCHESTRA mit und machen dieses Album zu einer besonderen Verffentlichung.

"First ed. of 500 numbered copies in a full color book bound CD case and full color booklet. The opening growl is so like a stomache churn that an immediate restart was needed to ensure that the noise was not physiological. And thus unfolds the bizarre tonal kerchief of Nick Grey. A great host of talent was enlisted to complete this project including: Charlemagne Palestine, Martyn Bates, Jean Marie Mathoul, Jessica Constable et al. Fortunately, Nick sidesteps the pitfalls of a multi-vocalist endeavor by sewing the various excursions together to form a united whole. The low spark of fuzzed guitars, married with ecumenical drones, navigates haloed ports, each guarded by its own siren song. Beautiful, subdued vocal performances (some spoken) add colour to the clouds, as do the well drawn-out spaces in between the voices. This method of carving space has a relative in Cindytalk, vis a vis the patient accumulation of sound traveling like a carefully paced brooding force; un-tethered and given emotional exclamation at cardinal points throughout the album. By the mid section when Martyn Bates soulful charms are brought to the breach, Spin Vows quiet momentum is unstoppable and seeps in like rain water to hungry soil. There is also a playful Derek Jarman-ness when the recordings intentionally seem a little raw (and with the slight tug at the curtain offered by some well placed drops of studio banter). Sometimes voices really DO carry." [label info]

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