Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pick of the week: Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare

I was picking up a couple of Church of Misery LPs when I heard this album playing in the record store. The music intrigued me and prompted me to inquire as to what it was. "Barn Owl", they said. And so I bought that album as well. It's called Lost in the Glare.

The only other album I've acquired in a similar fashion is Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method by dronesters-turned-well-something-else Earth. This is just as well, since at times Barn Owl's music reminds me very much of Earth's material. At other times it brings to mind Nadja, Sunn O))) and others of that, more overdriven and fuzzed-out persuasion. At all times, the music stays downtempo and mostly instrumental. Indeed, on the album sleeve it says guitarist-organist Evan Caminiti also does vocals, but on my first listen, I did not notice them at all.

Anyway, take a listen and do your own conclusions:

The album is out now on Thrill Jockey Records.

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