tired trails collective 025
Odawas-Mind of Christ
oh the magic of odawas. sweet somethings melting on the tip of your tongue in the warmth of sister sun. we could not be more thrilled for this set of sounds.
the first/title track on this here album was made as a soundtrack for Neil Blakemore's short video "Kill Yr TV." the soundtrack & the movie were both selected to appear at Cannes this year. 'mind of christ' is one heck of a 14 minute monster too, so brilliantly composed & formulated, exposing light on the horizon to rise towards. it reminds me a bit of the 'personal best' soundtrack, the way it ends with this great glorified slow motion feel to it. in fact, the whole album feels very epic & grand much like the wonder of their previous album, 'the blue depths.' each section of sound rises up from void & surprises you, then disappears back into the nothingness leaving traces and spaces to set your self in & be delivered by. warm chords sparkle in star light, slight feedback rings in its absence, circulating & encompassing you, leading you into the seaside cave where other worldly creatures sprawl the walls. synths skip like stones across a wild sea, brilliantly reflecting the sun in their skips. 'mariner's hymn' opens with little drops and drags of ocean water drip dripping behind long strokes of fading synths - sort of like being hugged by the sea, slowly drifting from wave to wave. you can see only a reflection of the land you are progressing towards. and then, suddenly it hits you, you will never reach another shore. the sirens are calling you back to the middle of the ocean, back to your death, your end. and you surrender without hesitation, knowing that was always your fate, your destiny. 'transmission from a martian pyramid' is the chorus of the stars. shiny buoyant synths rain angelic mist upon you. you are sent to the middle of the lotus flame where you shake off your dust & shine like the crazy diamond that you are. ascension is inevitable.
see through prism tapes come with full color art & insert
printed on recycled paper & are housed in recycled felt.
all tapes dubbed real time. everything is put together mindfully
& with joy. limited edition of 63. $6 w/in us [less w/ more-check
paypal options on right].
Mind of christ  by Odawas by mettamind
Friday, May 21, 2010
tired trails collective 023
Endless Endless Endless-On Growth and Form
the duo of endless endless endless have captured our attention
with their outer worldly jams. no doubt these two can take us
there within a half a minute of their blossoming sounds. they sit
& shine until your third eye opens with a pop. if you've never heard
of synth mantras here is your chance. side a is the preamble
to the drifting. . .the tape opens with 'weight,' a heavy & layered
piece of blanket getting shredded apart by tiny bits of dust. the
particles spread their wings across it & pull each thread separate
to form something entirely new. the sounds form their own static
& put pressure on your sternum, forcing the breath to morph into
its own unique beast. 'headed' bounces in with a spring in its step,
silvery synths zinging around your cranium. a freak little head trip
& a great one. 'groan' utilizes whispers and sssss sounds to bring you
home to the groan. eee form a bottomless pit of space sounds & bounce
you around there for a while. lots of lovely layers getting tangled in
the free zone. side B: 'heat' hides your face for a while & replaces it with
a gentle beat & some gentle explosions, rising tides brought up to the
surface then sunk again in the most brilliant of lights. then it all fades
into the pondering feedback of 'never know me.' sounds unravel in a
fireworks kind of display, some tones bounce & some slither sideways,
some frolic in the foreground, some delight in the dark. electric guitar
shimmers happily while their voices sail the sea draft home. one take
improvisations from the source. what more could you ask for?
black tapes come with full color art [by eee] printed on recycled paper
& come housed in recycled felt. all tapes are dubbed real time.
everything is put together mindfully & with joy. limited edition of 50,
distros will have some soon. $6. [less with more-paypal to right]
A1: weight A2: headed A3: groan
B1: heat B2: never know me
B1 Heat by Endless Endless Endless by mettamind