Ruth Garbus's song-by-song breakdown of Kleinmeister for Portals Music Posted 30 Sep 2019
(Illustration by Laurent Hrybyk)
(Illustration by Laurent Hrybyk)
This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Unseen Forces and How to Use Them," the second single from Boduf Songs' forthcoming album, Abyss Versions (out October 4 on Orindal).
From writer Andrew Sacher:
“Gimme Vortex,” it’s an atmospheric, slowcore-ish song, but even more
so than the previous single, it’s got creepy melodies that are more
similar to certain metal bands or horror film scores than you might
expect when you hear the term “slowcore.” It also makes use of what is
apparently a very old drum machine."
Read the entire article & stream "Unseen Forces and How to use Them" HERE.
Pre-order Abyss Versions on vinyl & digital formats HERE.
Dreamin' is Philly alt-country band Friendship's long-awaited follow-up up their 2017 Orindal Records debut, Shock Out of Season. Dreamin' will be released on vinyl, CD & digital formats on November 8. You can pre-order your copy here.
Dreamin' was recorded to tape in July last year with the help
of The Low Anthem’s Jeff Prystowsky. The band moved away from the
inclusion of digitally programmed drums and Rhodes piano for Dreamin’, opting instead for a warmer, more organic aesthetic and a starker performance. Most of the songs on Dreamin’
took shape while Dan Wriggins (vocals and guitar) and Mike Cormier
(drums) worked and lived as groundskeepers at a private estate in
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, frequently driving into Philadelphia for shows
and friends. The record is set both in the country and the city –
community, peacefulness, and isolation can all be heard and felt
throughout the superb new record.
This morning, GoldFlakePaint premiered Dreamin's first single, "Clairvoyant." Here's some of what GoldFlakePaint's Tom Johnson had to say:
"Led by Dan Wriggins charred, plaintive voice, a gentle husk at the
band’s core, Friendship comes gently alive by its surrounding players:
Mike Cormier’s steady drums, the tender playing of Peter Gill, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels who brew these songs alive in ways learned and felt, stirred from somewhere deep within.
"(‘Clairvoyant’) lingers with the band’s deep-rooted sadness gently illuminated by the playful brightness at its outer edges."
You can listen to "Clairvoyant" & read the full article now on GoldFlakePaint.
“Unsettling and gorgeous...” - All Music Guide
"Boduf Songs makes some of the duskiest, autumnal and beautiful loner psychedelia." - Stereogum
“Boduf Songs has always been a space for contemplation.” - Pitchfork
Boduf Songs’ seventh album and first on Orindal Records marks the Ohio-via-Southampton home recording project’s most detailed production yet, voyaging into deeper recesses than ever before. Abyss Versions will see the light of day on October 4, 2019.
Mat Sweet, the solitary figure behind Boduf Songs, has spent the better part of fifteen years cultivating an idiosyncratic strain of quiet menace, augmenting library-hushed vocals and brooding guitars with psychedelic flourishes from processed loops, field recordings, and distant, subliminal atmospheres.
Subtly acknowledging Boduf Songs’ beginnings, Abyss Versions echoes motifs from the first Boduf Songs album (2005’s Boduf Songs
on Kranky Records), forming its own secret, circular path,
encapsulating the journey from there to here. Sweet’s background in doom
metal still seeps into the quiet, pensive world of
Boduf Songs via mood
and tone, balanced by shades of the fingerpicking mysticism of his
first four albums. As always, the music of
Boduf Songs is steeped in a
palpable sense of darkness and dread, offset by a gorgeous and discreet
sonic beauty. There is much prettiness here, albeit within an
inescapably unsettling frame.
Abyss Versions will be released on vinyl & digital formats on October 4. The vinyl edition is available in three color variations: Abyss black (200 copies), Nothingness clear transparent (200 copies), & Blueberry Ice Cream Sundae purple transparent (100 copies). Pre-order your copy HERE.
"Gimme Vortex," the lead-off track from Abyss Versions, is now streaming on all digital platforms.
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Find Kleinmeister on your preferred streaming service HERE.
Purchase Kleinmeister on black vinyl, opaque natural vinyl, compact disc or digital formats HERE.
Ruth Garbus is playing a handful of shows to support Kleinmeister's release. Don't miss her!
RUTH GARBUS LIVE DATES
Sept 01 Greenfield, MA @ The Root Cellar
Sept 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (w/ Ty Segall)
Sept 14 Oakland, CA @ Martial Arts House (w/ Lily and Horn Horse)
Sept 19 Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra (w/ Chris Cohen & Sam Gendel)
Sept 20 Joshua Tree, CA @ Spirit Speak HQ (w/ Dear Nora, Banny Grove & Amanda Glasser)
Oct 01 Brattleboro, VT @ 120 Birge St (w/ Little Wings & Chris Weisman)
Oct 19 Brooklyn, NY @ The Owl Music Parlor (w/ Kalbells & arrangements by Simon Hanes)
You can order either separately, or as part of a reduced price 3-LP bundle with the new pressing if Gordon Ashworth's (2014, repressed earlier this year).
Matt Bachmann & his band performed a new, unreleased song called "Apple Pie" for a recent Mount Misery video session. "Apple Pie" was a live favorite at the Orindal Records Brooklyn showcase at back in June, & we're grateful that the song has been documented so beautifully! Check it out!
Read it HERE.
Today, Post-Trash premieres "Beauty," the second single from Ruth Garbus's forthcoming album, Kleinmeister. Listen HERE.
Kleinmeister CDs & vinyl are in stock & shipping now! Order your copy now to receive it before the August 30 release date!
Aug 30 Ghent, BE @ Dok
Sept 01 Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sept 02 Manchester, UK @ YES
Sept 04 Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Sept 05 London, UK @ Old St. Pancras Church
Sept 07 Bristol, UK @ The Louisana
Sept 08 Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
Sept 10 Amsterdam, NL @ Cinetol
Sept 11 Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
Poster by Joshua Price, photography by Carley Solether