'Magpie & Raven'

by PYRAMIDS with WRAITHS

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brantly A glorious collaboration of gracefully haunted Aeolian chamber-drone, that at times sounds like you put a conch shell to your ear, but instead of hearing the ocean, you heard the muffled sounds of a strangely beautiful apocalypse, or, what wind chimes would sound like to an ant if they had human ears, all with a penultimate Teutonic swell of martial drums and eerie, gnawing guitar crunch, with an ominously soporific denouement
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  • Clear vinyl single-sided LP
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    33rpm, clear vinyl, single-sided LP version in in vellum sleeve with artwork by Simon Erl.

    Found a few copies in a box, long out of print! Originally released back in 2012 as an edition of 350 copies.

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    Found just 8 Ts in a box, very limited sizes. Comes bundles with the clear vinyl single-sided LP.

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about

Pyramids are a somewhat enigmatic outfit from California, a fluctuating band of musical adventurers who explore new territory with every release. Unconstrained by the dogma of genre, Pyramids sometimes approach musical projects in an almost curatorial way, adding and subtracting styles, sounds and guest musicians on an ad hoc basis.

'Magpie & Raven' sees Pyramids at their most sprawling and with moments of ultimate bombast. With piano provided by Clay Ruby (Burial Hex) as an integral part, the 25 minute plus track weaves around this motif with massive guitars and a spoken word performance that is truly epic before everything dissolves in a maelstrom of organic noise as Wraiths eviscerate the previous musical section to its very atomic particles before all comes together again and the track ends with a sense of calm conclusion.

Originally released as a limited edition one-sided clear vinyl LP in a signature AB vellum-style sleeve with artwork by noted tattooist Simon Erl. There was also be a tape version.

Catalogue number ABX055

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released June 1, 2012

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