Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins
All praise the Gods of the Rainforest !!! This be the second in the reissue series of Dominick Fernow's early work as Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement. Green Amulet Crafts Supernatural Qualities was originally released on cassette in 2011, in an edition of 63. Praise be that it is now available on green vinyl in an edition of 500. Your (and my) Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement collection just got a little bit closer to completion.
"A Slave Boy That Died An Awful Death For Not Keeping His Owner's Horses. He Helps People Who Are Looking For Lost Things" fills the A side, pinpointing a location that could as easily be a large overgrown traffic island overrun by local scallies, as some Nigerian mangroves in oil country overrun by machete wielding pirates. Either way, the spell cast will scare you witless.
On the B side: "An Old Hag That Wears Shoes And Stomps Over People's Stomachs At Night Making Them Breathless" is another slice of dread-fueled, paranoia. Recalling an oblique soundtrack to some Ballard-ian vision of sunken cities, this incursion is filled with fathoms of negative space and full sunken sub bass charges.
Elemental and e-fuckin-ssential. (Lee)