Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eternal Tapestry "Wild Strawberries"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Krautrock, Psychedelic
LabelThrill Jockey
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release dateFebruary 24, 2015
01. Mountain Primrose (04:59)
02. Wild Strawberries (15:24)
03. Enchanters Nightshade (16:08)
04. Woodland Anemone (01:59)
05. Maidenhair Spleenwort (08:41)
06. Lace Fern (10:23)
07. Pale-Green Sedge (05:53)
08. White Adders Tongue (15:36)

Nick Bindeman
Jed Bindeman
Krag Likins
Warren Lee
Cat Hoch

Committing to Wild Strawberries is a daunting undertaking; unlike its namesake, the rather more concise Ingmar Bergman film of the same name, this is a place where sprawl begets sprawl, coming in just shy of 90 minutes in length. It's cosmic music with an earthy tone, slowly ricocheting between the stars and the ground, recalling similarly minded souls such as Acid Mothers Temple, Spacemen 3, Popol Vuh, and Guru Guru. Wild Strawberries has distinct parts, becoming looser and more rock-focused at the beginning, with deeper experimentation in its back half. The transition from the jammy title track, built on a twinkly organ drone pricked with guitar solos, to the closing "White Adder's Tongue"—all bare husks of sound, slowly uncoiling drones, and a purposefully dysfunctional loop that envelopes half of its 15-minute duration—highlights the band's breadth.
 Read the full review by Nick Neyland at pitchfork.com

Mountain Primrose


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