Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Ben Nash
The Seventh Goodbye

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£8.99


“Vinyl debut for long term Blackest Rainbow brother Ben... I'm extremely happy with this one. 8 tracks, 34 minutes. Opening with a reworking of 'KUAD 9873' from his Blackest Rainbow debut cassette... bleak drones smothered in vocal lulling, and finishing with a sweet guitar piece swirling in a lake of percussion, vocal and drone. 'Nightcall' shows a more middle eastern psychedelic droning, bowing, wailing, and satanic mutterings. Track 3 is the title track 'The Seventh Goodbye', and is the most 'full band' approach of Ben's acoustic psychedelic folk jams, but this blurs into sax blurts, waves of melancholic vocal drone and writhing riffery. Perhaps similar to Voice of the Seven Woods or Six Organs of Admittance. Side B opener 'Smoke and Flattery' is the most experimental - multi percussion, echoes of whispers, finger grating guitars. 'Magnetophon Pt IV' is not Ben's recent Sloow Tape of a similar name, but a bluesy haze LSD dream, building into a drenched ecstatic guitar drone. Following this is 'What Will Always Be Pt.II' which is reminiscent of Jack Rose, or James Blackshaw, the most beautiful composition on the LP. This bleeds into the final surrealness of 'Angel No. 7' field recordings, bleak, fearful and empty. I'm honoured to release this gem. Limited to 250 hand numbered copies on virgin vinyl, with black, white and red pasted on covers, plus a black and white insert. All artwork designed by Darryl Norsen who designed our (VxPxC) sleeve, and done a few beauties for Important records, as well as posters for Sunburned, Six Organs, Hush Arbors, Magik Markers and more.” – BRR.

Ryan Jewell
Of Keeping Everything From Happening At

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

CD-R
£5.99


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“New piece from this Ohio based percussionist experimentalist whose collaborated with a buncha folks recently (C.Spencer Yeh, Fossils, etc). One extremely minimal piece of drone, totally acoustic with an insane ending... In Ryans words 'it's all acoustic. Supersonic acoustic sine waves interfering with one another making audible sweeps, etc. It's all just a floor tom. Secret f**kin' ninja jedi mind moves and s**t'... Edition of 80 in gold sprayed and stickered sleeves of painted and stamped sleeves, everyone individual in either maroon, black or white papers...” – BRR.

Attar Cups
Untitled

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£6.99


Hand-numbered edition of 299 copies with colour paste-on sleeves from this communal Maine-based free folk unit that features Nemo Bidstrup of Time-Lag/Drona Parva, Sparrow Wildchild of MV’s The Bummer Road and three members of Visitations. Long acoustic jams that share headspace with Tower Recordings or even a more folk/less Fall reverent Shadow Ring, with minimal, repeating acoustic jags that fall just the right side of lonesome to re-kindle memories of My Company Is Misery-era US Saucer.

Cam Deas/Spoono
Split

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£13.99


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Limited edition split LP in a run of 350 copies, each sleeve featuring a unique postcard fixed to the front. Two sides of post-Fahey/Rose instrumental guitar, one from Cam Deas, the other from Spoono aka Jack Allett of Towering Breaker.

Mechanical Children
I Rise To Cover All

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£12.99


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New limited LP featuring two members of Jazzfinger, Ben Jones and Sarah Sullivan. Based around the application of broken keyboards to extended noise logic, this is a harsher sound than Jazzfinger, with high, screaming circuitry minimally deployed in a way that would bridge the hysterical sound of early Whitehouse with Charlemagne Palestine’s oscillator and electronics work. Paste-on sleeves, edition of 300 copies, with insert.

Starving Weirdos
B/P/M Series 1

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£4.99


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Limited album from Starving Weirdos in an edition of 500 copies. Very different from their last few screwed and chopped drone sides, B/P/M is mostly based around the transportive potential of various piano strategies, with the opening track possessed of an aggressive avant garde edge that combines splinters of ivory with sudden percussive thunks. Further strategies include deep-sea key soundings, with haunted melodies bubbling up through an ocean of F/X and some fast, strumming piano minimalism somewhere between John Cale and Charlemagne Palestine before we arrive in more familiar territory with the extended electronic tones of the closer. OOP.

Mountainhood
Death Pod

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£4.99


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“Our very first one sided LP, which is a bizarre trip from Michael Curtis Hilde's Mountainhood project. This one follows on from the two LPs on Time Lag's Red Records label a few months back which vanished super fast, as well as other releases on Reverb Worships and Yod. Total outsider midnight missions into weirdness... strange strings twang and rattle into the darkness, a very strange experience spread across one side of black wax. Limited to 320 copies in pro-printed wrap around sleeve featuring art by Michael.” – BRR.

Cam Deas
Blind Chance

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-175

LP
£9.99


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“Fantastic new LP from Cam Deas, which was issued in a tiny run CDR for his recent euro tour with Jack Allett earlier this year. This is a slightly different release from the previous LP and split LP with Spoono, essentially this is one long improvised acoustic freak-out. Loose frequent and infrequent twangs to pure whirlwinds of aggressive string assaults and finger shredding plucking. This still retains Cam's signature traditional playing somehow, especially the more intense heavier moments. A solid recording. Limited to 500 copies on heavyweight vinyl in pro-printed fold over covers with photography by Cam and printed labels. Pressed at the superb Record Industry in the Netherlands.” – BRR.

Isengrind
Modlitewnik

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£14.99


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“Debut vinyl release from Natural Snow Buildings' Solange Gularte's solo project, Isengrind. Modlitewnik continues Solange's fantastically far out occult psych-folk-drone trip outs, 12 tracks across the length of this LP, considerably shorter pieces in comparison to her work with Mehdi in Natural Snow Buildings, Isengrind retains a certain amount of the sound of the duo, but it is a whole other beast, in many ways much stranger and darker, but still hauntingly beautiful with some fantastic blissed out vocal drones, dreamy guitars, and psyche soaked dark drone zones. Heavyweight vinyl, housed in a pro-printed full colour fold over sleeve with all 4 panels featuring stunning artwork by Solange, the inside of the cover is especially spectacular. One time pressing of approx 400 copies.” – BR. Long out of print.

Twinsistermoon
Then Fell The Ashes…

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£9.99


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”Brand new full length vinyl LP from Natural Snow Buildings' Mehdi Ameziane's solo project. This is the third vinyl release from Twinsistermoon since last summer's The Hollow Mountain LP and Bride of Spirits 7" which were both released on the excellent Dull Knife label. Following on from these two gems, as well as various obscure self released discs and CDs on Digitalis and Students of Decay, Ameziane's sound has grown somewhat darker at times with this brand new LP featuring nearly 50 minutes of new material. The A side features 6 tracks, where as the B side is a huge almost 25 minute track. The opening track 'Black Nebulae' is a gorgeously textured psychedelic drone based piece, followed by a short, quieter, guitar plucked piece with vocals, but no words entitled '1976'. 'Ghost That Was Your Life' is a stunning beautiful layered guitar piece with Ameziane's astounding beautiful vocals shining through. 'Big Sand' opens as one of the darker pieces, with an occult feeling to its sound, swirling vocal drones, almost like a choir at times, and in come those stunning warm and distinctive guitar sounds with layered ghostly sound scapes, that haunt much of Ameziane's solo and NSB recordings. Half way through this track it fades into layered field recordings, drones, and distant chimes, the sound of this track at this point just has a real melancholy vintage sound, the last two minutes are again a change of sound with a slow plucking of guitar strings. 'Desert Prophecy' returns of the sound of just Ameziane and his guitar, with some lo-fi electric riffing distrotion in the background. Its pretty incredible to hear this and think that its from 2010, and not from the 60s or 70s. The sixth and final track on the first side is 'Trailer', another beautiful somewhat lighter folk sound, which is interesting considering the following is the albums title track 'Then The Ashes Fell', a side long track which is a considerably darker and heavier than much of the rest of the LP, but it weaves in some beautiful lighter more reflective moments. Heavyweight vinyl housed in deluxe heavy thick card tip on jackets. Edition of 979.” – BRR. 


Various Artists
Menagerie 2

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£13.99


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Edition of 500 copies compilation LP with exclusive tracks from Akron/Family, Joanne Robertson & Matthew Ashworth, Wand, Natural Snow Buildings, Married In Berdichev, Moon Duo, The See See and Seadog. Comes with a full colour zine featuring artwork by Jake Blanchard, Pete Fowler, Andrew Rae, Will Sweeney, Sarah King, Olange Gularte, James Trimmer/Mirt and Mat Pringle.

Ben Nash/Magic Lantern
Split

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR177

LP
£9.99


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“This one's been brewing at BR HQ for quite sometime, due to come out long ago, this beaut of a split is finally seeing light of day. A mutual respect from these two camps brought about what is surely one of this years more interesting releases in the fields of the split vinyl LP. Ben Nash returns after over a year's absence from releasing any solo work, now busy as a full time member of the excellent Chora, we may all be in for a long wait for anymore solo action after this release... but hear we find Ben entering new territory with less of the guitar plucking from previous solo outings, here Ben is heading in a more zoned out psychedelic drone pieces, fluctuating between blissful electric churning, and incredibly dark swarming monoliths, with buried electric guitar bursts, it's quite a new sound for Ben. Unsurprisingly, he comes out on top form, and it's maybe some of the most interesting recordings he's released so far, but it's a far cry from his debut LP for Blackest Rainbow, 'The Seventh Goodbye' back in 2008. Fellow Sheffield heads Cam Deas and Jon Marshall (Hunter Gracchus) accompany Ben on two of his three tracks. Following on from 2 massively excellent LPs for our buddies over at Not Not Fun, Magic Lantern return, with what also might be the last recordings we hear from them for a while too... their two track side opens with a murky wild sounding basement jam 'Mosquito Coast' recorded in 2008, followed by the 15 minute groove of 'Long Way Down', full of heavy organ, slow burning percussion, wild wahs, raw riffing and the occassional chanted vocal this is one heavy piece of stoned blues psyche rock out. 'Long Way Down' was recorded by Bobb Bruno of Goliath Bird Eater / Best Coast back in 2009. Pro-printed sleeves, designed by Cameron Stallones.” – BRR. 

Jack Allett
The Collapsing Middle CD

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-207

CD
£6.99


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“Debut full length CD release from Jack Allett, formerly known as Spoono, who previously had a CDR on Blackest Rainbow followed by a split LP with Cam Deas, and a 7" on The Great Pop Supplement. Jack also plays with Ben Knight (Helhesten) in the duo Towering Breaker. This debut waxer is a fine introduction to one of the UK's most interesting solo guitarists. Jack blends sublime finger picking with swirling drones and psychedelic static to create a sound that is very much his own. A must for fans of acoustic guitar music from the past few years, Jack could well be one of the most interesting players there is at the moment.” – BRR. 

Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy
Splintered Visions

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-223

LP
£9.99


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Been a awhile since we checked in with Owl Xounds and this is a great place to re-connect. Here Owl Xounds feature two double bassist, Gene Janas and Shayna Duzberger, alongside Adam Kriney on drums and Mario Rechtern on saxophone and electronics and the resultant omni-directional tonal/rhythmic weave is fairly mind-boggling. Rechtern can really wail on the saxophone with an attack that is almost of Brotzmann dimensions while Kriney’s cracking snare work gives the music a pugilistic edge that allow both bassists to bend way the hell out of shape. This is classic punk primitive free jazz that’s not afraid to get its head bloodied. “BR worked with Adam Kriney of La Otracina and Owl Xounds on the Owl Xounds/Family Battle Snake split cassette back in May 2007, and its great to have this raging free jazz improv psyche out bunch back on Blackest Rainbow again for this awesome LP. 'Splintered Visions' was recorded back in February 2007, and has been torn from the archives of some of the wildest jams put to tape. This time round the group is in a quartet zone with Kriney on drums, Gene Janas on upright bass, Mario Rechtern on saxophones, electronics and devices, and Shayna Dulberger on upright bass. That's right, TWO upright bass shredders! All the wild instrumentation laid down blazes to the sky, getting mightier and mightier, everything wildly bright and energetic, this LP will rage through your psychosis like nothing else!  Housed in equally insane psychedelic hippy techi-colour sleeves designed by the one and only Jefferson Mayday Mayday Vimana. The vision on this one (both visually and sonically) is outta this world! Pressed on virgin vinyl and limited to 250 copies.” – BRR. 

Acid Birds
3

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-219

LP
£9.99


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Follow-up to this great trio’s Sagittarius A-Star LP: Acid Birds features Charles Waters on alto sax, bass clarinet and clarinet, Jaime Fennelly on harmonium and electronics and Andrew Barker on drums, percussion and cello. The sound takes elements of wall-destroying free jazz and welds it to a black backbone that mixes tar-thick electronics, enormous bottom end drones and heavenly harmonium to conjure the kind of ritualistic wipe-out of the Hermann Nitsch Orchestra. Elsewhere the vertical take-offs of shredded reed and singing circuitry mirrors the arc of Steve Lacy’s collaborations with MEV while minting a form of improvisation that is as dense as it is fleet and ferocious. Pretty fantastic. 500 copies on 140g vinyl. 

Isidore Ducasse
s/t

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-219

LP
£9.99


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Haunting series of guitar/drone/choral vocal navigations from the duo of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and William Trevor Montgomery. This debut LP covers a bunch of ground but hews fairly closely to the minimal Charalambides/Metal Rouge/Barn Owl approach to psychedelic satori with hovering Fripp tones and beautiful choral drones that could’ve come straight out of the Popol Vuh songbook up against epically sad melodies and a cinematic feel that is totally captivating. Throw in some extended/ecstatic Japanese psych moves and you got the perfect prescription. Pressed on 140g virgin vinyl, this one sounds amazing too. 

Cam Deas & Jack Allett
Outgrowing The Wretched Cradle

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-221

LP
£14.99


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Edition of 300 copies collaboration LP between avant English Primitive guitarist Cam Deas and Jack Allett of Towering Breaker. Here Deas further expands on the radical guitar deconstruction of Quadtych, playing in a fractured, extended style while falling back on snatches of baroque folk melody while Allett works with live processing. The sound moves from weird allusive shadowplay through heavy feedback drones to explosive, triumphal electronics with vertically ascending sunburst tones illuminating the very insides of the guitar. Pretty great. 

Twinsistermoon
When Stars Glide Through Solid

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

CD
£7.99


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Much-anticipated deluxe reissue of the most talked-about and terminally unavailable release from Mehdi Amezianes of Natural Snow Buildings’ solo Twinsistermoon project. Originally released as a handmade self-released CD-R in an edition of approximately nada in 2007, originals now change hands for big money and it has gathered a reputation as *the* Twinsistermoon release. It’s hard to argue. The set ranges from the stunning opener, “I Wish I Could Drown The World In Reverberation” that marries Rossi-era Ash Ra Tempel-isms to breathless vox and huge walls of shimmering soft-focus F/X through classic space whisper-style acid folk w/depth enough to drown in complete with classic acoustic/guitar shape shifting ala your favourite pastoral late-60s/early-70s stone and imagery that would make Jean Rollin blush. Additionally, this issue comes with a bonus track exclusive to the CD edition. Run of 500 copies. Recommended. 

Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp
Early Astral

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-217

LP
£9.99


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New duo jams from Chris Forsyth of Peeesseye and Koen Holtcamp of Mountains. Guitar/synth jams that comes across like a more sci-fi addled Rother/Dinger face-off, with flat-lined motorik grooves, cosmo synth and the kind of progressive avant/garage string burn previously favoured by Heldon. Edition of 500 copies. 

Ben Nash
Oh Lordy Me! (My Heart Is Wandering Again)

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-227

LP
£9.99


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Bit of a departure for Ben Nash whose solo work and collaborations with Chora have tended towards the free/folk side of things: Oh Lordy Me! focuses on his recent experiments with computer editing, a series of oscillating drone works that bloom into all sorts of austere digital shapes while mirroring the arc of his earlier work in the way that they use a reductive musical palette to suggest the contours of infinite landscapes, w/aspects of Terry Riley’s Poppy Nogood visions translated to laptop software: “I recorded this new full-length record during downtime from playing with Chora and after a long break from recording any solo music. Having become somewhat disillusioned with the process of overdubbing conventional “physical” instruments repeatedly in my solo work I have spent a lot of time experimenting with different ways of inputting, manipulating and arranging sound electronically, both in a variety of computer based environments and also using an Apple iPad. This release is the first in a series that will document these experiments. All sounds on the album stem from and are sequenced within Yamaha’s TNR-I app with some minimal mix processing in Logic.” - Ben Nash. Edition of 250 copies.

Central Living
Dune Church

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-231

LP
£13.99


New project from guitarist Steve Gunn, a member of GHQ alongside Marcia Bassett: Central Living is the duo of Gunn and Manuel Padding. Padding provides electronic accompaniment to Gunn’s guitar, birthing a hybrid of American Primitive string-think and otherworldly tone poetry. The A side sees Gunn playing in a beautiful cascading style while Padding dissolves tones in coronas of translucent F/X. The flip is a little wilder, with Gunn working a striking almost Bola Sete-inflected melody between high feedback tones before the pair settle into an ominous deep drone piece illuminated by shards of steel string. Indeed, this beautiful side feels closer to the experimental aesthetic of John Fahey circa Days Have Gone By/Voice Of The Turtle than any pale Guitar Soli copyist, factoring in aspects of 20th century avant gardisms as well as a minimal, compositional aesthetic. Play this back-to-back with the last Glenn Jones album for an object lesson in the contemporary vectors of modern string thought. Edition of 300 copies on virgin vinyl. Comes with a download. 

Painting Petals On Planet Ghost
Transparent Winter

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£9.99


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“Transparent Winter follows on from the debut release on the always excellent Time-Lag label and releases on the equally great PSF, Opax and A Silent Place. Painting Petals On Planet Ghost is the trio of Ramona Ponzini with Roberto & Maurizio Opalio (aka My Cat Is An Alien). Here they return for a new full length vinyl release on Blackest Rainbow. PPOPG create some wonderfully fragile and unusual experiments that fall somewhere between folk, psychedelia and drone. Ramono Ponzini sings in Japanese as well as contributing 'furin, metal and wooden japanese wind chimes'. These are combined with Maurizio Opalio on acoustic guitar, and Roberto Opalio on 'mini keyboard, bodhran, alientronics, and wordless vocalizations'. The trio's eclectic setup helps them create some truly luscious and mysterious music that is perfectly fragile, strange, distant and delicate. 'Mars Appears' is a hazy dream piece with layered guitars, strange electronics and Ramono's perfectly delivered Japanese vocals drawing the listener in surrounded by a strange but perfect fitting created by the Opalio brothers musical output. 'The Mountain' is equally as otherworldy as the previous sides track, with swirling strings and out of this world electronics created by Roberto and Maurizio. Whilst Ramona's vocal are almost delivered in a trance like state. A extremely beautiful record with a gorgeous organic feel to it. The record is housed in a sleeve featuring film photographs of flowers. Edition of 250 copies pressed on 140gram virgin vinyl.” – BRR. 

Aidan Baker
Plague Of Fantasies

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£9.99


AIDAN BAKER - Plague of Fantasies LP
£12.00
Brand new solo material from Aidan Baker, one of the most prolific musicians recording at the moment, Aidan creates such a wide array of musical sound its hard to keep track, not only does he perform as part of the fantastic Nadja, as well as in projects such as ARC, and collaborating with other luminaries such as Tim Hecker, he releases a whole host of solo material. This new solo record is really something, pulling together all the genres he works in, fusing heavy drones, with broken drums beats, buried vocals, dreamy ambient manoeuvres, and moments referring to post rock build across the two twenty plus minute tracks on this new recording. Baker's genre blending somehow builds a sound that somehow sounds delicate and beautiful, but also at times sounds gloomy and melancholy. Plague of Fantasies is a rare vinyl release from Aidan Baker. Pressed on virgin vinyl in an edition of only 300 copies.

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"Solo material from Aidan Baker, one of the most prolific musicians recording at the moment, Aidan creates such a wide array of musical sound its hard to keep track, not only does he perform as part of the fantastic Nadja, as well as in projects such as ARC, and collaborating with other luminaries such as Tim Hecker, he releases a whole host of solo material. This new solo record is really something, pulling together all the genres he works in, fusing heavy drones, with broken drums beats, buried vocals, dreamy ambient manoeuvres, and moments referring to post rock build across the two twenty plus minute tracks on this new recording. Baker's genre blending somehow builds a sound that somehow sounds delicate and beautiful, but also at times sounds gloomy and melancholy. Plague of Fantasies is a rare vinyl release from Aidan Baker. Pressed on virgin vinyl in an edition of only 300 copies." - BR

Expo '70
Beguiled Entropy

Blackest Rainbow Recordings BRR-243

LP
£10.99


Edition of 400 copies 180g vinyl LP from Justin Wright’s always brain-razzing one-man psychedelic juggernaut: recorded at the same basement session that birthed the title track on 2011’s Hovering Resonance, this once more sees Wright unaccompanied, jamming on electric guitar, synth and analog drum machine with the controls set firmly for the heart of the sun. All tracks are freely improvised, moving from slow-burning keyboard zones that combine the kinda slow-motion levitations of early Popol Vuh with an eerie/spooked nocturnal aspect that is closer to some of the European post-Industrial/minimal synth cells or Conrad Schnitzler’s colour coded run of LPs. When the drum machine kicks in the Euro guerrilla/street-fighting cyborg style comes into full effect, forsaking the kosmische stylings for the kind of dark guitar/synth avant punk of Fripp & Eno and Heldon.

Ben Nash
The Mineral Victim

Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat

LP
£14.99


Edition of 250 copies 180g vinyl LP from UK guitarist/droner/electronic experimentalist Ben Nash: Nash’s last LP turned a bunch of heads with his turn to heady/organic electronic drones and The Mineral Victim seems informed by those experiments while incorporating the more zoned guitar experiments of his earlier work. Nash has been playing as part of a trio recently with Solange and Mehdi of Natural Snow Buildings and if this is anything to go by then the results should be pretty spectacular. Here Nash sets up endless singing/angel vox drones that are pure Cosmic Couriers and then he threads it with stunning starlit electric guitar work, spraying epic peaks of triumphal fuzz and arcs of lucid melodies against luminous peaking keyboards. If Walter Wegmuller hadda cut Tarot in a Japanese basement instead of the Swiss Mountains then this is what it might have sounded like. Massively impressive and highly recommended, coloured vinyl copies from the sub-edition of 100 copies available from VT while stocks last.