|Andrew Weathers Ensemble / Build A Mountain Where Our Bodies Fall|
|Add Date:||2017-09-08|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-10|| |
|Week Ending:||17 Sep||10 Sep|
Andrew Weathers Ensemble|
Build A Mountain Where Our Bodies Fall
Reviewed by BravoMarco
No longer Oakland based, but nevertheless still friend of KZSU – Andrew Weathers has produced a mighty fine addition to an already impressive output so far in 2017. A stellar collection of artists contributed to this release, as we move away from the bare bones finger pickin’ Americana into a more full-bodied sound. Still retains the experimental, field recordings richness, albeit with a slight country brimstone twang. Wonderful sounds, with a deeper meaning.
Like: Andrew Tomasello, Kristin Hersh, Woven Hand
Can’t go wrong with any track. Either the X factor or the more rockin’ variety.
No detectable FCC’s
1) The Proper Dream Always Projects the Phantom (3.18) A slow moving charmer. Field recordings blending in just perfectly. (Instrumental)
2) I Am Left Buried Where I’ve Been (7.57) Almost a crossover alt country track. Mid paced with darkness to it even though the sound is strangely warm. Could be the track for KZSU stardom...
3) We Already Exist Forever (We Will Eat) (7.26) Slower than the previous, although still has the same qualities & get’s almost thigh slapping towards the end.
4) The Light Pulse Earth Grid Is A Channel (8.27) Moodier & more sedate, although a psyche element comes in to play halfway through & takes us through to the other side.
5) The Dream Body Does Carve (Green Grave) (3.13) Delicate & precise. (Instrumental)
6) Uplift! Infinite Fracturing (3.12) Another morose track that uplifts! A jaunty downbeat number (Instrumental)
7) Astral Swords (Nine – A Future) (3.41) Slow building expansive drone with surprise vocals. “Song to the Siren” like...mixes into the following track – nice to play together.
8) Astral Swords (Seven – A Past That Folds Over) (5.34) With more gusto than the intro of the previous track. Hypnotic pulses under the measured rocking sound. Fades to a shimmery spacey conclusion.
9) Tule Rush / Tule Mind (7.16) Tom Waits-esque in ballad mode.