Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gonzalez & Steenkiste "Stuffed with the Down of the Eider" cs

Gonzalez & Steenkiste
Stuffed with the Down of the Eider
Eiderdown Records

Glorious and majestic drone starts both sides of this tape. It's exactly what I needed this morning after getting over a shitty summer time cold. The drone feel sherry organic and devoid of delay and sampler pedals. LIttle bits of percussion helps the organic feel and still add necessary texture. The instruments sound like organs, violins, harmoniums, sitars, etc. I am sure at least one or two of those instruments are in there, in fact let's check to liner notes…Yup, harmonium, violin, Korg MS-10, tampura, bells and field recordings. It's brilliant. There are also moments of this recording that are simple slightly psychedelic acoustic guitar and banjo pieces with some interesting accompaniment from the before mentioned instruments. It's a wonderful set of tracks. Three all together and I would highly recommend this one. 
     Visually this looks almost exactly like the A Story of Rats cassette I reviewed recently. That is actually intentional as the covers are made up of one huge drawing that Max Clotfelter did. It would be worth it just for Max's artwork alone as it is fucking awesome. Anyhow, it's great through and through. 

     Would I buy this? Yes.
This image is from Max Clotfelter's site 

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