featuring members of Grails and Slint
Style: Post-Rock, Shoegaze, Slowcore
Vibe: Cinematic, Moody, Contemplative, Focused, Fuzzy, Melancholy, Sombre, Cathartic
Musical Attributes: Dynamic, Melodic, Noisy, Repetitive, Slow, Atmospheric, Polyphonic
Released in 1975 on Island Records Format: LP
Released in 1976 on Virgin Records Format: LP
Released in 2001 on Temporary Residence Recorded in 2000 Format: LP
Released in 2014 on Southern Lord Recordings Format: LP
Released in 1961 on Impulse Records Format: LP
Released on Capitol Records in 1969 2000 Pressing Format: LP
Released in 2007 on Temporary Residence Format: LPx2, etching on D-side
Darkly cinematic rock instrumentals with some creeping, Dostoevskian vibes. This is probably the most meticulous and progressive album I’ve heard from these guys, who are always finding new ways of funneling their omnivorous library of influences into their dramatic and atmospheric psych rock stylings.
Groovy soul instrumentals decorated with sweeping orchestral arrangements, jazz soloing, and psychedelic guitars, all inspired by William Blake’s writings.
Album Information: Released in 1997 on Constellation Records Format: LP, includes inserts, a flyer, and a penny smashed by a … More
Released in 2008 on Important Records Format: LP
Album Information: Released in 2013 on Mexican Summer Hand numbered: 777/1000 Format: LP
While each Grails album uses instrumental rock as a means to explore a vast record collection’s worth of influences, none have done so with the subtlety and focus put into each track of this latest offering, allowing us to see the intangible essence of their sound more clearly than ever.