barlow / petersen / wivinus Transparent World (CD, £2.95)label: Hand/Eye
GREAT debut finds Minneapolis trio working exclusively with acoustic instrumentation to achieve a sonic landscape at turns lush and austere, meditative and menacing. Of course there are guitars, often bowed or unusually tuned. Piano, dulcimer, mandolin, bowed cymbals and other peripheral devices are all used to create a singular and evocative whole. Ranging across a wide variety of styles and influences but retaining a unified vision and a cohesive sound. Resting somewhere between experimental avant-garde, darkest psychedelic folk and epic 360 degree horizons of pure drone/dream music.
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