PEALS - WALKING FIELD (LP)


"new band led by William Cashion (Future Islands) and Bruce Willen (Double Dagger), members of two of Baltimore's most dynamic live bands. Formed in early 2012, the duo have turned inward for their debut Walking Field, crafting a meditative and exploratory headphone panorama of the highest order. From the first moment, they set aside the basses of their high-profile post-punk outfits for acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, tambourines, toy pianos, and other sonic tools in pursuit of a stripped-down, warm living-room atmosphere. The music that sprang from these sessions, simultaneously exultant and cerebral, took the duo into unexpected territory. While the emotional intensity of their other projects is on full display here, its more gentle, melancholic and often abstract expression recalls Robin Guthrie and minimalist recordings from the sonic pioneers of the 1970s German scene - all direct inspirations for Peals as the songs that would become Walking Field took shape. Walking Field's home-recorded sessions followed an analog approach, welcoming the happy accidents and unplanned moments that bring their music's most organic qualities to the fore. With no bass guitars or drums present on the album-all percussion sounds were generated by contact with guitars and microphones-the emphasis here is placed on texture and feeling. Songs flow one into the next, talking to each other as they take the listener on an intuitive journey to destinations unknown." (label info) with download code. also available on CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2013| THRILL JOCKEY | 16.90


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