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Savaging Spires

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Enchanting from the off, their eponymous debut is set to become a real cult classic, crossing secret paths between pastoral psych collaging and knowingly meticulous folk composition in the flicker of a hare's whisker. Wicker Man references abound, but there's something far more wyrd at play here, an instinctively organic flow between seemingly improvised jamming and full blown choral harmonies bound to take your breath away. The record is executed so well, that it's near-impossible to avoid becoming addicted to its charms. Broadly split between standalone songs and sound-collaging passages, the ensemble glide seamlessly through the pagan eeriness of Espers' druggy bucolic edginess, the underrated invention of Tyrannosaurus Rex's Unicorn and the affectionate irreverence of Can's 'Ethnological Forgery Series' pieces. Attempting to deconstruct or describe this any further may damage the pure aura of this incredible record so we'll just say this is an absolute essential for lovers of truly beautiful folk music.


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