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Xela / Heirs Of The Fire
Album:Heirs Of The Fire Collection:General 12"
Artist:Xela Added:07/2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-31 Pull Date:2011-09-18 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug7 Aug

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 21 Sep 11:Wedge
Memory Select
4.Fri, 09 Sep 11:awyeh
2.Fri, 16 Sep 11:awyeh
5.Thu, 08 Sep 11:helga
don't hate me because i'm beautiful still
3.Tue, 13 Sep 11:awyeh
Morning Songs
6.Sat, 03 Sep 11:mr. esq.

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-07-29 
Droning, goopy, foggy bliss. Landscapes and sweeping, dreamy atmospheres with an emphasis on guitar, samples, vocals, and minimal percussion. Both sides transport the listener to a nautical, otherworldly, navel-gazing, hypnotic trance. This evolves slowly but pays hearty dividends to those who invest the attention. Xela used to be more IDM-minded early in his career, but he has developed into an ambient drone stalwart. This slab is from our friends at SMTG. I recommend side A if you don’t have the huevos rancheros to give up 23 minutes.

Side A: Dreamy cooing looped vocals and layers of gentleness. Halfway through, vocals drift out and some distant, soaked guitar hypnotizes and meditates. The whole track features light, tingling, chimey percussion. Lo-fi ambient bliss. (11:23)

Side B:. Windy, cyclic trudging-through-snow loop, wine glass eerie reverbed chimes. With around 10 minutes left, warbled distant vocals and sirens come in. Sea-faring drifting into a foggy whirlpool. Last 6 minutes are distorted and scary (22:57)

Track Listing
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