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TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - "AFTERLANDER" SUGARBUSH SB042 out now on vinyl, buy it here!
TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - "AFTERLANDER" (SUGARBUSH SB042), limited to only 200 copies, housed in a gorgeous single sleeve cover and completely remastered from the 1st pressing of only 99 copies which is now a major collectors' item! Melbourne based psych folk artists Trappist Afterland have been quietly
but consistently releasing some of the most outstanding and distinctive
albums in underground circles over the last four years or so. Consisting
effectively of the trio of Adam Cole, Phil Coyle and Nick Albanis along
with various friends and musical accomplices their use of unusual
instrumentation and unique sound (as well as their easy but persistent
way with a melody that will get its hooks in and not let go) marks them
out as one of the most important and visionary bands currently working
in the psych scene. Their new opus 'Afterlander' not only builds on the
successes and strengths of past albums but takes the Trappists into a
whole new realm of their own, with a set of assured, powerful and
majestic songs tinged with mystery, ritual and beauty. t once otherworldly and yet also immediate and persuasively melodic,
Trappist Afterland ably suggest a dark mysticism and esoteric sound
whilst also maintaining a tight, rhythmic and controlled mastery of
their song craft, similar perhaps to contemporaries such as Stone
Breath, Six Organs Of Admittance or James Blackshaw. 'Saint Peter And
The Rainbow's eastern drone leads into tense and intricate, inventive
string work (instruments present on this album include bell citern,
hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery and lute), eerie backing vocals and
strident tabla, propelling the song ever forwards. Fans of the afore
mentioned bands, acid folk acts such as the Incredible String Band and
COB and also of Michael Gira's work with Angels Of Light will find much
to adore here.
(Courtesy of THE ACTIVE LISTENER blog). The sleeve also contains exclusive, specially comissioned for the SUGARBUSH RECORDS release, sleevenotes by DAVID TIBET.
Black vinyl only £19.99 including worldwide postage.