Let’s end this week with a steal and yet another great release from Chemical Tapes. At press time, for only $4.65, you can get the limited edition cassette and before you factor in shipping it’s actually less expensive to buy the tape than the digital download. As for what’s on the tape, Lost Harbours’ Wooden Wires is subtle, spacy, psychedelia evocative of Charalambides, Natural Snow Buildings, Windy & Carl and to a certain extent William Ryan Fritch or Benoît Pioulard. The last track has an über-fitting name – “Embers.” Wooden Wires slowly burns (and such seems to be a theme among Chemical Tapes releases so far) and enters in to your consciousness. With the wordless choruses and sparse bell rings, it feels like an album meant for Christmas; this also sounds like it could play in a church. I imagine this getting pressed to vinyl would really bolster the warm aesthetic Wooden Wires exudes. Listen to Wooden Wires below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

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The Southend-On-Sea duo Lost Harbours join the Chemical Tapes family with ‘Wooden Wires’ 6 tracks of heartbreakingly haunting experimental folk for the soul.
released 18 June 2013

All songs written, recorded and mixed by Lost Harbours.

Price $4.65

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