This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
Boomkat Product Review:
Deep house might be Dial’s stock in trade, but the Hamburg crew have always had a fetish for elegiac post-rock, slowcore and bedsit indie miserabilism - they once released a Momus track for chrissake! But by far their most convincing entry in that area to date (Momus excepted, of course) is this, the debut album from New Yorker Scott Mou, operating under the name Queens. You may remember Mou as one half of Jane, his shortlived duo with Panda Bear (their 2006 LP Berserker is a wee classic); if so, you’ll warm instantly to the elongated, crepuscular drone-folk he showcases on End Times. Opener ‘Yellow Pages’ - a paean to the soon to be extinct phone directory, we like to think - sets the hypnotic, night-sensitised tone with its tremulous, cavernously reverbed finger-picking and naked, falsetto vocals; equal parts Kranky and Incredible String Band. ‘Keep It’'s plaintive, delay-heavy guitar lead aspires to Vini Reilly-grade afternoon reverie, and things get more interesting, and more visceral, on the heavy drone-poem ‘Cables’. Recording, production and mixing assistance comes courtesy of Dial luminaries Efdemin, Pantha Du Prince, but their interventions are delicate, respectful; they simply help document Mou’s performance and do little to mess with its lo-fi constitution. The lonesome, snowed-in atmospherics are lovely throughout, enough almost to make you miss the long winter gone.