Boomkat Product Review:
With a bit of help from Wolf Eyes, Black Lodge’s Disciples label track down Warren Defever and discover a treasure trove of unreleased recordings made between 1979 & 1986 and spanning the kind of blissed out electronics and shimmering scapes that take us back to Labradford’s Festival of Drifting, probably the only time these treasured isles have ever witnessed Brian Eno’s 'Music for Airports’ on the same bill as John Martyn, Durutti Column, Tony Conrad and Pan Sonic. Anyway, if you weren’t there, this’ll do.
"The home recordings compiled here pre-date any previously heard music from the HNIA universe and reveal something quite different from their more polished vocal-led albums, presenting an immaculate sequence of hermetic instrumental tape experiments from early 80s suburban Michigan. Shimmering FX-smeared piano loops, pastoral acoustic sketches and aquatic strings paint a picture of ecstatic minimalism, long afternoons spent hiding from the midwest winter with a 4-track and a pile of records.
This is the first in a three part series exploring the fertile His Name Is Alive archives and is pressed on clear vinyl with no banding - the artist's intention is for the album to play through as a continuous sequence on each side. Includes liner notes by Mike McGonigal, author of acclaimed books on My Bloody Valentine and Galaxie 500."