PETE SWANSON

High Time / Trees

(Emerald Cocoon - EC007) 7-inch $8.00

Sparkling acoustic guitar, audible vocals, audible room tone — a Pete Swanson no one has ever heard before — although his signature degradation systems are still in place (both sides end with a blown-out acoustic guitar emulating dirty-needled distortion). Acoustic strings, four walls and a voice dominate dusty interpretations of Dadamah’s “High Time,” and Gate’s “Trees,” both redolent of the darkest, coldest Dunedin winter as imagined from half a world away. Volume five in Emerald Cocoon’s Alone Together series. Edition of 300.