(Roaratorio - ROAR18) LP $17.00 (Out-of-stock)
With recordings stretching back over 20 years with the Portuguese avant trio Osso Exótico and collaborations with Z’ev and Minit, Maranha follows up Marches Of The New World (2007) with two side-long excursions into monolithic drone-rock in the vein of Tony Conrad & Faust, “Venus In Furs,” La Monte Young and Terry Riley. The ensemble is driven by keyboards, strings, and hypnotized-heartbeat percussion. Like the great white expanse of the titular continent, it can be taken in simply as a glorious wash of sound; listen to it closely, however, and you’ll hear the smallest details jump out in high relief: a feather can move a mountain. 300 copies, silkscreened covers, digital download coupon included.