Saturday, May 1, 2010

Thoughts On Air/ Xiphiidae - Split c20

Cloud Valley, 2009

Excellent split cassette from the very appropriately named drone-psych loner Thoughts On Air and Housecraft founder Jeffrey Astin's main trip Xiphiidae. Two slices of underrated and sublime drone alchemy. TOA works like a mini-GHQ in total psilocybin-rippled night sky mode, straight and pure bliss with both structured & droney vignettes, while Xiphiidae evokes Astin's usual genius at submerging the mic deep into the tape swamp. As always no one thing is ever going on in a Xiphiidae tape and his rumblings are masked in mystery.


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