RIYL: Tortoise, Slowdive, Slint, Seefeel, Talk Talk, Labradford, Boymerang
Label: Fire Records
Bark Psychosisâ -94 debut-albumÂ âÂ HexâÂ is considered to be one of the most important releases in itâs genre.Â Â Not only because it is said to beÂ the origin ofÂ the term âPost-Rockâ (coined by a critic in Mojo Magazine to partlyÂ describe their sound), but more importantly because it is a completely captivating, stunning piece of work. Â If you haveÂ ever givenÂ it 50 minutes of your undivided attention, you will know of what I preach. “Hex” got aÂ brilliant reissue last year, and now we are lucky enough to be handed a deluxe edition reissue of their sophomore album.
It took 10 years for Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosisâ main-brain) to come up with a follow up, with 2004âs â///Codename: Dustsuckerâ.Â Sutton continues his explorationÂ with atmospheric, big soundscapes but the tracks seem moreÂ focusedÂ around grooves and melodic hooks than on the debut. More dynamicÂ andÂ less ambient.Â PerhapsÂ the perfect follow up to the perfect debut, mesmerizing in every way.Â Â Definitely one ofÂ the most treasured albums in my collection, I simply cannot recommend this one enough!
Releasing May 25th on Deluxe Gatefold double LP, this is a long awaited clean shot at retrieving a mint copy of this gem for less than 250$..
This item will be released on May 25, 2018.
33 1/3 rpm double LP Gatefold / standard CD
âBark Psychosis deliver. And like Hex, Dustsucker sounds utterly uniqueâ
âThe mark they left is indelible.â
Following the reissue of âHexâ in late 2017, Fire Records reissue Bark Psychosisâ second studio album â///Codename:Dustsuckerâ (2004) âwhich finds the band in remarkable formâ (Pitchfork).
Arriving ten years after the band disbanded, the long-awaited and criminally overlooked follow up brings with it an evolution of their sound. Their experimentations are layered with blissed out electronics, shoegaze, post-rock and jazz are still at its fore as are Suttonâs crystalline vocals. Languid and brooding, the soundscapes are dark and sustained while their âtrademark cocoon of limpid, rippling guitar figures and jazzy adornment is buffeted by sharp leftward turnsâ (Uncut).
Recorded in Graham Suttonâs East London DustSuckerSound studio between 1999 and 2004, it features contributions from Talk Talk sticksman Lee Harris and âfound drummingâ from ex-band member Mark Simnett.
Bark Psychosisâ â///Codename: Dustsuckerâ would go on to be their last studio album.
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