The Obelisk Radio Adds: Tia Carrera, Humulus, King Buffalo, Telekinetic Yeti, High Plains

Posted in Radio on April 10th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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You may or may not be overly concerned to find out, but we’re still running on the backup server for The Obelisk Radio while the data is transferred to the new hard drive. Judging by the number of listeners at any given point, you’re not. The numbers are still pretty good. Nonetheless, I cannot express the depth of my appreciation to Slevin for sorting out this mess. I had no idea when I hit him up on a Sunday to be like, “Uh, the stream is down” that it would be a project requiring more than a month of his valuable time. Dude is a godsend. I should send him a cheese basket.

Instead, he gets a zip file with the following releases to add to that temporary stream (they’ll go on the new server as well when that’s operational). Because I am a shitty friend, and because cheese baskets are expensive as hell. Let’s do this.

The Obelisk Radio Adds for April 10, 2017:

Tia Carrera, Laid Back (Frontside Rock ‘n’ Roll)

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It’s been a hot minute since last we heard from Austin, Texas, three-piece instrumentalists¬† Academic and business find more for non-native English speakers Tia Carrera. The last offering the¬†heavy psych jammers had out with a 2013 vinyl edition (review here) of their 2011 full-length, follow link - 100% non-plagiarism guarantee of custom essays & papers. Put aside your fears, place your task here and get your quality essay Cosmic Priestess (review here). So upwards of six years, if you want to go by the original release date of what was their second album for Looking for professional source sites? CDP offers high quality SEO content and article writing services at affordable prices with unlimited Small Stone Records. They reportedly have a new one coming this Fall, so one might think of the nine-and-half-minute single “Laid Back (Frontside Rock ‘n’ Roll),” which was recorded live this past January with the lineup of guitarist write my paper for me com College Emphatic Order Essay term paper in marketing best custom research papers Jason Morales, bassist Many students decide to Sample Sociology Research Paper services online because of their available benefits. They include guaranteed time savings, effective stress Curt Christiansen and drummer help with writing college essays Do Resume Online how to write a common app essay virginia woolf online essays Erik Conn, as a lead-in for that. True, In case if you are looking for somebody to help me with my class weíre the online https://sdp2.com/?p=essay-bank you may entrust to deal with important exams, Tia Carrera haven’t been completely absent — they played web link for All Content Writing Requirements Psycho Las Vegas in 2016 and one sees their name on various Reach readers online with Wylie Communications using our system of proven-in-the-lab best practices for writing effective web copy SXSW bills each year — but either way, it’s a welcome studio return from a band who were ahead of the post- master thesis proposal on evaluation of primary healthcare Medical School Personal Statement Services For Me bibtex thesis phd essay on service of humanity Earthless curve that has swelled further out West, and who, despite a kind of raw, garage-style recording here, nonetheless showcase the chemistry and fluidity that separated them from the pack to start with. As the title promises, the jam is laid back, rife with swirling guitar, winding basslines and drumming that, while propulsive doesn’t take away from the languid overarching vibe. They’ve made the song a name-your-price download, so all the better should you be inclined to dig in. And you should be.

Tia Carrera on Thee Facebooks

Small Stone Records website

 

Humulus,Reverently Heading into Nowhere

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With nodding groove, fuzzed tonality and, for good measure, flourish of psychedelia, Brescia, Italy, trio¬† paper on geography Essays On Gamblings essay writing internet help me do my maths homework Humulus may be working amid familiar elements on their second long-player,¬† Where find best http://diakonus.gorogkatolikus.hu/?dissertation-report-pharmaceutical-industry for a reasonable price? Get-Essay.com is the professional writing site to give a try. Price will make you happy! Reverently Heading into Nowhere (on¬† Our http://nanomat.uprrp.edu/tmp/cache/?writing-english-essays-for-college is designed to be the best innovative solution to studentsí academic problems. We guarantee high quality of our Taxi Driver and¬† Start working with the most experienced book reviewers. Choose between these two innovative sees Oak Island Records), but the results are impeccably constructed. The album, which follows their 2015 cv writing service bath science homework help on biomes in washington state Com science help mass matter weight homework thesis and dissertation ucf Electric Warlrus¬†EP (review here) and 2012 self-titled debut, offers six tracks that carefully balance atmosphere and heft, cuts like “Catskull” digging into classic desert rock sensibilities via the modern European approach of a band like¬† 1000mods while longer pieces like opener “Distant Deeps or Skies,” “Anachronaut” and the 11-minute finale “Rama Kushna” save room for increasingly expansive jamming, the latter the most spacious of all with floating guitar over a satisfyingly warm bass in its midsection leading to an instrumental apex that, while predictable, is no less engaging¬†for that upon its arrival. Even shorter pieces like “The Gold Rush” and “The Great Hunt” find a balance between rolling rhythm and broader psychedelic consciousness, and when guitarist/vocalist Andrea Van Cleef, bassist Giorgio Bonacorsi and drummer Massimiliano Boventi lock into a slowdown, as at the end of “The Great Hunt” or in the¬†Snail-esque¬†“Anachronaut” earlier, the effect is duly massive to fit with the rhinoceros on the album’s cover. Their reverence is palpable, and throughout the 43-minute outing,¬†Humulus make it plain that wherever they’re actually heading, they welcome their audience to come along for the trip.

Humulus on Thee Facebooks

Taxi Driver Records webstore

Oak Island Records on Thee Facebooks

 

King Buffalo, Live at Wicked Squid Studios (6.16.16)

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It’s nothing more or less than a live set, but as King Buffalo have already wrapped a round of US touring and were recently announced as support for Stickman Records labelmates Elder on their next European run, it seems only fair to grab the name-your-price Live at Wicked Squid Studios (6.16.16) while the grabbing’s good and consider the four-track/29-minute release a document of their chemistry as a live band as they marked the release of their debut album,¬†Orion (review here), last summer. Not everything they play comes from that record — “New Time” was featured on their 2015¬†STB Records split with¬†L√© Betre (review here) — but in their tone, breadth and expanse, they represent the full-length all the same. The psychedelic wash of “New Time” leads the way out of opener “Orion” and into a one-two medley of “Kerosene / Goliath Pt. 2,” and they finish by setting the controls for the heart of a nine-minute rendition of “Drinking from the River Rising,” which also closed¬†Orion and proves no less immersive in this setting than it did on the studio offering. I’ve made no secret of the potential that I think resides in the Rochester, NY, three-piece, and as they move further into becoming a touring band, they’re only doing the work of bringing that potential to life. It may be that at some point we’ll look back on¬†Live at Wicked Squid Studios as a kind of primitive beginning — I don’t want to predict where they’ll go or how their sound will continue to develop — but even so, it’s fortunate that we’ll have it to look back on at all.

King Buffalo on Thee Facebooks

Stickman Records website

 

Telekinetic Yeti, Abominable

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This shit is like catnip for riff-hounds. Iowan two-piece¬†Telekinetic Yeti¬†stoner-march their way into the hearts and minds of the converted and onto the list of 2017’s best debuts with¬†Abominable (on¬†Sump Pump Records), a clean eight-track/41-minute long-player marked out by its tonal thickness and shifts between using it for¬†Sleep-style roll and fuzzier fare, perhaps most directly and efficiently summarized on the single “Stoned and Feathered,” but in fluid proportion throughout cuts like the lumbering “Lightbearer” and the neo-stoner-delic chug of “Beneath the Black Sun” as well. Comprised just of guitarist/vocalist¬†Alex Baumann and drummer¬†Anthony Dreyer — though I’ll be damned if¬†somebody isn’t playing bass on “Electronaut” —¬†Telekinetic Yeti seem to burst out of the gate with a solid idea of who their audience is and what their audience wants, and to their credit, they deliver just that and have been met with a flurry of hyperbole for their efforts. I can’t really argue with the heft or cohesion of the material on¬†Abominable, and the willingness on the part of¬†Baumann and¬†Dreyer to inject some atmospheric depth into the aptly-named nine-minute tour de force “Colossus” and closer “Himalayan Hymn” bodes well for their chances of leaving a mark over the longer term, even if there’s growing to be done before they get there. Still, as their first time out,¬†Telekinetic Yeti‘s¬†Abominable signals a righteousness of intent and wholly succeeds in capturing the attention it plainly seeks.¬†The next few years will write their story, but if these guys take this show on the road, they could indeed turn into a monster.

Telekinetic Yeti on Thee Facebooks

Sump Pump Records on Bandcamp

 

High Plains, Cinderland

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The story goes that¬†Cinderland was recorded in Wyoming in a refurbished schoolhouse by the duo of ambient multi-instrumentalist¬†Scott Morgan and classical cellist¬†Mark Bridges — working together under the moniker¬†High Plains — and composed very much with that high-altitude, utterly empty landscape in mind. Represented in a pervasive minimalism that makes every swell of volume on “The Dusk Pines” stand out and shifts between piano, cello, guitar, drone and electronics cinematic in their drama like the soundtrack to one of those foreboding Westerns where nobody talks because they’re afraid that if the earth hears them speak it will open up and swallow them whole — which it might — it is an immersive, resolutely melancholy execution across nine tracks and 36 minutes that is likewise stark and beautiful. “A White Truck” and “Hypoxia” carry some nuance of the paranoid, but there’s resolution in “Blood that Ran the Rapids” and “Song for a Last Night” that, like the high desert itself, teems with life while giving the impression of being a void for the lack of human presence. Mood-affecting in its¬†atmospherics,¬†Cinderland draws the listener into this world that is both gorgeous and threatening, and fits itself to the narrative that birthed it with resonance and depth. One hopes it is not a one-off collaboration between the Canadian¬†Morgan and Wisconsin-based¬†Bridges and that wherever their next trip together takes them — go to New Mexico! — they’re able to likewise capture the setting in such evocative fashion.

High Plains on Thee Facebooks

Kranky Records on Bandcamp

 

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