Villages / Procession Acts
Album: Procession Acts   Collection:General
Artist:Villages   Added:Apr 2015
Label:Bathetic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-04-24 Pull Date: 2015-06-26 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jun 28 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7 May 31 May 24 May 17 May 10
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 1 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. May 08, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Pillars In Half Light
4. Dec 11, 2015: A Visit From Drum (Best of '15)
Out Of The Mines
2. Apr 03, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Out Of The Mines
5. Jun 25, 2015: channel 0+i
Out Of The Mines
3. Oct 10, 2016: Life Aquatic
6. Jun 24, 2015: minimum entropy
Pillars In Half Light

Album Review
DJ Muscat
Reviewed 2015-04-23
Genre: fog, ambient, rural landscapes

I listened to this album in the dark. That is, I knew absolutely nothing about the artist (beyond the fact that it was released on the ever consistent Bathetic Records), and listened to it for the first time late one night in the pitch black. This is honestly one of the most affecting, creative ambient albums I’ve heard in a long time. An overwhelming continuous listening experience. As of today, April 23rd, count this as my favorite album of 2015.

Others: Hiss Tracts, Mount Eerie, Loscil, Tim Hecker, Dirty Beaches

Favorites:…Everything. Play on continuous and just pot down because everything flows together.

1. (3:30) Sandy textures rustling over gorgeous piano led ambient.
2. (3:37) Folky guitar…small shaker rhythm. Totally entrancing.
3. (2:51) Metallic musique concrete. Strips down to nearly bare piano for the last 30 seconds or so…
4. (4:30) Tense, cinematic strings. A steady pulse sneaks its way into the blanket of sound.
5. (1:23) More acoustic guitar buried beneath the fog.
6. (4:00) Shifting, dark. Is that a cello making that deep fluttering sound? First clear cut off point between tracks.
7. (4:22) Stunning. Lost at sea. Builds into a slightly noisy finale.
8. (5:52) This track really feels like the centerpiece to me. Incorporates guitar, piano, and simple percussion. Ends with rainy found sound and piano motif. Favorite song.
9. (1:55) Dour. Muted clanging church bell…all sorts of peripheral noises.
10. (4:23) Frantic strings. All consuming ambient roar takes over.
11. (3:44) Calm, shimmering. A bit of folk brightness…fades into nothingness...

Track Listing
1. Beginnings In Dust   6. Pillars In Half Light
2. Devouring The Whole   7. Open In Reverse
3. The Luddite   8. Out Of The Mines
4. Tell The Butcher   9. Predecessors
5. Coat Of Arms   10. Slow Successors
  11. Endings In Rust