2010 was a busy year for the Disappears. They finally saw their debut album "Lux" released, they did a fair amount of touring, and they recorded this new album "Guider".
Having worked these new songs into proper shape in the live setting, they went into the studio and ripped through the recordings, using the first take on all but one of the tracks. Disappears are so much about the NOW and not the THEN that they recorded over the same reels of tape that they used for their first album.
"Guider" means to control or influence, which is what all the songs ended up beingabout in one form or another. This is a heads down, blinders on, damn the distractions, forward driving, controlled squall.
Drop the needle, turn up the volume and surrender to the delicious. For Fans Of: Spacemen 3, 90 Day Men, The Paper Chase, Television.
Colin Stetson is a horn player of uncommon strength, skill and genredefying creativity. He composes and performs otherworldly songs that combine a mastery of circular breathing technique with percussive valvework and reed vocalisations, making a polyphonic solo music that combines influences as diverse as Bach, early metal, American pre-war Gospel, and the explorations of Jimi Hendrix, Peter Brotzman and Albert Ayler.
New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges is Stetson's second solo record and his first for Constellation. Colin has been making his mark as a staggering solo performer for several years now, in front of audiences small and large, from intimate jazz and experimental music venues to big stages, whether opening for Arcade Fire or The National, or playing at jazz and new music festivals like Moers and London Jazz.
His talents have been widely recognised and employed by artists as diverse as Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, TV On The Radio and Bon Iver.
This may well be how future historians will one day write about Volbeat's stompin' & rockin' sound. Take some old-school (and that's a compliment) Metallica/Megadeth riffs, throw in some very tight drumming indeed, and pour over liberal amounts of Poulsen's vocal metal-jodel artistry - and voila!
From its humble beginnings as a limited CDR, it was expanded for full CD release a few years back. It is now issued on double vinyl with Side Four taken up with a previously unreleased live version of "Memory Leak" .
This double LP is limited to just 500 copies and is pressed in 180gm heavy splatter colour vinyl.
LP one is white with black splatter, LP two, black with white. The stunning package is finished off in a luxurious matt laminated gatefold sleeve.
Reflecting and refracting the uncertainty of a darkening era, ‘Mirror’ is a work of bold rein-vention and raw renewal, sculpting chaos and discord into a formidable statement of in-tent. Only one thing is certain - wherever Gnod choose to go next, their ire and inspiration blaze as brightly as ever.