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Artist
Less Bells
ReleaseProduct
Solifuge
Label
Kranky
Catalogue Number
krank216
Release Date
September 14, 2018

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Kranky (Forma, Tim Hecker) drop the debut LP from Californian drone act Less Bells. Despite being the solo project of one Julie Carpenter, on Solifuge Less Bells conjure a sound that would have you thinking they were a ten-piece band if you didn’t know better. By layering strings, synths, voice and Optigan (we didn’t know what that was either - turns out it’s a funny kind of organ) Carpenter manages to create a series of cinematic ambiences here. The abstract and widescreen instrumentals of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Skeleton Tree comes to mind, as does Cave & Warren Ellis’ film score work. ‘Golden Storm’ also displays a little New Age influence.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Bird in Hand Less Bells 4:32 Buy
  2. 2 Forest Ghosts Less Bells 4:13 Buy
  3. 3 Desert Less Bells 5:21 Buy
  4. 4 Valentine Less Bells 6:02 Buy
  5. 5 Bombardment Less Bells 3:11 Buy
  6. 6 Golden Storm Less Bells 4:20 Buy
  7. 7 Milwaukee Protocol Less Bells 13:12 Buy
  8. 8 The Gills Less Bells 7:56 Buy

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