Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Gathering

Syrupy fuzz from authoritative guitars, bellowing and billowing over grooves so murky they leave muddy moss and dew on the soles of your boots; loose and patently post-rock in presentation, Arbouretum gathers the limbs and entrails of blues, heavy-metal, Americana, and (particularly, that booming, warbling brand of) psychedelia (that's elucidates that mind-wrung-like-a-lava-lamp-type of meditative, meandering) and boils it all in a cauldron that flumes out vision-inducing smoke - evoking complex and compelling narratives of terrains and circumstances both harsh and mystical.

Their 4th album, The Gathering - is out 2/22 on Thrill Jockey

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