THE SLAVES

Ocean On Ocean

(Helen Scarsdale - HMS023) 2xLP $21.00

“Hovering above the weighted disposition of doom and below the consolation of shoegaze,” waxes mystical drone-folklorist Jon Porras, Barbara Kinzle and Birch Cooper’s “burdened grace … unfolds like a radiant mammal writhing in black water…. Lines of light swell and dissipate behind hushed lyrics. Feedback and white noise ebb and flow.… A staircase built from reflective feedback, extending horizontally into bliss. A bliss that is fleeting and simultaneously petrified in the present. A paradox realized by the duo’s distillations of urgent ambiance and luminescent melancholy. Conjuring environments that billow out from instrumental restraint, Ocean On Ocean is an exercise in disciplined abstraction. Previous releases have been favorably compared to Grouper, Slowdive, Earth, and Barn Owl. Includes free download. Edition of 400