Sunday, February 2, 2014

Endless Caverns - Colour Breathing (EID 010)

shiver me timbers! i found some Eiderdown in my super bowl - talk about sweet relief. peace and love to my friends at Humboldt Relief :)

Mellifluous and benevolent vibrations beget concentric circles which engulf the listener throughout Colour Breathing, the new Eiderdown cassette from Endless Caverns - the solo project of Herbcraft main man, Matt Lajoie. Over four tracks, copious layers of the psychedelic/folk/ambient guitar coalesce to place the listener in a perpetual state of reverie. Radiant, entrancing patterns that emerge from dense, billowing tape hiss are augmented by Matt's stellar playing. Colour Breathing is an offering in the purest sense - an extension from one soul to another. One of my favorite tracks - the opener, "Basel (Well Red)" - travels the labyrinthine mind heading for Mahavishnu. It begins with meandering psych folk loops. Beams of splintered sunlight illuminate the dew covered garden. Shortly, the guitar erupts in the manner of John McLaughlin. "Indigo Eye" is an excellent track consisting of luminous, energetic vibrations and bluesy folk guitar. "Amethyst Crown" ascends from the earth's crust to shimmer gently in the third eye. The most ethereal track yet, serene waves fluctuate softly. Before long, the track takes a turn and fuzzed heavy riffs smolder until the last vibration.

Colour Breathing is released in an edition of 100 cassettes. Max Clotfelter's excellent artwork graces yellow stock. Copies are available directly from Eiderdown.    

peace and love, friends :)