Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot
(Thrill Jockey - THRILL184) CD + hardcover book $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
The Lungfish frontman and Holy Mountain recording artist offers 48 pages of full-color painting and writing in this six-by-eight hardcover book, with a CD of home recordings on guitar, piano drones, jew’s harp and banjo. The six pieces are lo-fi stretches of piano drone (fingers, mallets, etc.) and banjos/guitars loaded with swift Eastern / Sun City scales, zoning static, eschatological subtexts, and spectral / emotional ambiance. The gorgeous book depicts his totemic paintings and acrostics -- which delineate themes he's intoned about in the past -- including a climactic centerfold with two facing emblems after which the order of art / word shifts.