Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion, album review

Gorgeous Mania

Meg Baird of Espers provides the minimalist drumming for this 4-piece collective that hails from former acidfolkrock collectives, including Comets on Fire, and her 60s folk vocal is sublimely the major contribution she makes to these otherwise psychedelically guitar-ripped songs, wah wah and fuzz and volume scorching around her totally pure tones. 

Opener Beneath Fields actually tunes that wah wah to the honey of the singing, but next Oriar introduces the more consistent caustic guitar contrast. Rama is a 10 minute builder, slow and harmony-layered until the guitar raids. Seventeen Landscapes covers that myriad from the average trip, acoustic and electric ebbs and flows. I think it is gorgeously manic, like the ending to Your Hollows.

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