Heavygaze two-piece Low Flying Hawks — also stylized as one word — will release their debut full-length, the spacious Kofuku (there’s an accent over the ‘o’ that I can’t seem to replicate), on Feb. 12, 2016, via Magnetic Eye Records. The duo offer pretty rare heft for something that might be classified as post-anything, and guest drum spots from Trevor Dunn and Dale Crover are enough to make me wonder who the hell these guys actually are, so I guess as far as being provocative goes, mission accomplished. When I find out more, I’ll let you know, but you can stream a couple tracks below for the time being.
And as always, the PR wire has the goods:
LOW FLYING HAWKS to release debut album K?fuku on Magnetic Eye Records
Kofuku by Low Flying Hawks will be released on 12th February 2016
Magnetic Eye Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Low Flying Hawks, and with it the release of their debut album K?fuku in February next year.
Working with producer Toshi Kasai (Big Business) at Sounds of Sirens studio in LA, and featuring Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle, Melvins) and Dale Crover (Melvins, Nirvana) on drums, Low Flying Hawks is a project that consists chiefly of longtime collaborators and enigmatic multi-instrumentalists EHA and AAL.
Compellingly dark in content and undeniably heavy in tone, K?fuku – which comes from the Japanese word for ‘Surrender’ – has the ability to both satisfy and mollify listeners with an unerring confidence, that over ten tracks draws in funereal doom, grey echoes and psychedelic waves of post-rock disorder. A work that in no small part is informed by a diverse array of influences which include the likes of Richard D James, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and bands such as Black Sabbath and My Bloody Valentine.
Album highlight ‘Ruins’ stands tall as a gripping arrangement that merges metal, rock and roll and crawling, corporeal drumming with the lysergic/elegiac mirrors in songwriter EHA’s mind. Whereas prolonged pieces such as ‘Wolves Within Wolves’ and ‘Destruction Complete’ explore profound themes such as loss and rebirth, amid the dramatic hefts in mood and guitar play that switch freely between seismic drone; noise-rock and shoegaze. All of which make K?fuku a remarkably moving experience.
K?fuku by Low Flying Hawks will be released on 12th February 2016 through the New York-based label, Magnetic Eye Records.
Low Flying Hawks:
EHA – Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals
AAL – Guitar, Bass, Additional Vocals
2. Now, Apocalypse
3. Seafloor Fathoms
4. Fading Sun
5. White Temple
8. Wolves Within Wolves
9. Till The Night Meets The Light
10. Destruction Complete