| REDFEARN, ALEC K. (AND THE EYESORES) |
Label : Cuneiform Records
Year : 2018
Format : LP
Style : Rock / Folk
Availability : In stock
Price : 25.00 € - BUY
|Description :||Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores have been making uniquely rewarding music for 20 years. They are one of the great uncategorizable, creative ensembles of our time, crafting a music that is distinctly theirs alone.
The Opposite is the Eyesores' long-awaited eighth release and the follow-up to their wonderful 2012 release Sister Death. Where that album reached toward the epic with a roster of special guests and larger instrumentation, The Opposite pares things down to the core band, with an accompanying intimacy and intensity. The sparse instrumentation is extended with the use of pedals and amplification that blend with the acoustic instruments to offer a unique, alien palette from which to draw. A stream-of-consciousness approach gives the album's lyrics a feeling of dreamlike imagery and elusive associations.
The music is centered upon Redfearn's arcane rock sensibilities, beguiling vocals and serpentine accordion lines, which lace the music with tinges of everything from Krautrock to minimalism, alternate-universe folk tunes to psychedelic prog. Thematically, his hallucinatory lyrics hint at mind-expanding concepts from his voracious reading and adventurous experiences, with seductive insinuations.
Vinyl comes in a mesmeric gatefold sleeve and was released in a very limited edition of only 300 copies.
ALEC K. REDFEARN – Electrified Accordion, Vocal, Realistic MG-1, Loops, Ceremonial Bell, Combo Organ / ANN SCHATTLE – Horn in F / CHRIS SADLERS – Contrabass, Loops, Vocals / MATT McLAREN – Drums, Cymbal, Riq, Maracas, Frikywa, Giraffe Bells, Ring of Edges
|Titles :||01. Soft Motors |
03. The Opposite
05. Bat Living In My Room
06. Rend The Veil