"With a pair of cassette releases in recent months on the venerable tape labels, Stunned Records and 905 Tapes, Garrincha & The Stolen Elk may seem like neophytes on the scene but Davy Bui and Matt Kretzmann have been making music together since 2002. Both have been active in their regional noise and DIY scenes for years. Garrincha & The Stolen Elk's full-length debut reflects this combined two decades of fully integrated experience and influences. "I Don't Believe You" kicks off the album with chiming bells and an upbeat church hymn slowed down and matched to a barrage of processed chanting voices. The song morphs into a hypnotic guitar loop layered with ringing synths, guitar washes and ghostly vocals, all building to a cacophonous climax replete with bleating saxes, a buzz metal riff and shredded guitar. "Void" concludes with the side-long, three-part "First Rites, Last Communion" suite. Heavily comprised of processed Asian church ceremony field recordings accompanied by occasional guitar and keyboard statements, the piece eventually erupts into a maelstrom of noise blasts, wild guitar and ringing bells before settling into a series of long, drawn out tones. Mastered by Graham Lambkin, this album sounds like little else in the Weird Forest catalog." (label info)
in stock | US| 2011| WEIRD FOREST | 12.90

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