microphones in the trees: delphic vapours

Sunday, June 05, 2011

delphic vapours

"Owen Tromans and Seb Hunter have been spinning their web of improvised intrigue as Delphic Vapours for several years now. The duo meld their guitars into a miasma of drone and melody where the six strings are just as likely to spew forth ancient synth gurgle or catastrophic waves of fuzz as divinely clipped arpeggios.
"Singing, Ringing Tree" envelops the listener in a liquid atmosphere heavy with foreboding, as cyclopean tusks of noise leer up through the foggy drone. When melody enters it is forlorn and broken. A sailor's song from some unknown depth.

"Pythian Cleft" is a different beast entirely. Recorded at a live show in Winchester, it builds through a desert wasteland of clean, echoed guitars to a heat haze of hum and rumble. Finally the piece levitates from the sands like some forgotten starcraft as boosted tremolos kick forth toward the stratosphere.
"Another Sunset" is so long we couldn't get it on the cd. So you, dear listeners, get a download bonus. A defiantly lo-fi exercise in tone manipulation; we'll leave you to imagine Les Rallizes and Cluster in a lift shaft." critical heights

hay muchos discos por descubrir en critical heights (y muchas fotolas de árbore y mar para escoger sólo una), pero hoy es el día perfecto para disfrutar de los sonidos ultra-etéreos e improvisados del dúo de Hampshire Delphic Vapours (Owen Tromans- que hace poco ha publicado un split con Wooden Wand versionándose mutuamente- y Seb Hunter, músico y escritor). gracias Owen, mr "Steely acoustic guitar with lashings of romantic sentiment".

fotos: marlenoide & árbore

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