Oh, how the masses of vinyl obsessives run ashriek when Temporary Residence puts out another post rock album, and this time it involves Grail’s incredible and downright ESSENTIAL Black Tar Prophecies series. Ā They are essential to post-rock and they are essential for your turntables. Ā It feels silly to even lump the brethren Grails in the post-rock genre because they display such a vast knowledge in metal, folk, psych and avant garde, but simply put…they’re kings of their craft.
Grails have been around for a little over a decade now, and their Black Tar Prophecies series started back in 2006. Ā There are some great exclusives on this one (Volume 6 contains 3 previously unreleased and most likely epic tracks) and $20 is a STEAL.
As I’m typing this, the amount of records left has fallen down to 316, so I’ll leave you to it.
PRE-ORDER: THIS ITEM WILL SHIP ON OR AROUND SEPTEMBER 23!!
Following the release of their most acclaimed album of their decade-long career, Deep Politics (2011), Grails revisited Black Tar Prophecies, their ever-expanding, enigmatic tapestry of eclectic experiments released in scarce limited editions that often disappear before most fans discover their existence. Black Tar Prophecies Vol's 4, 5 & 6 collects the last three volumes in the Black Tar series, originally released as a limited-edition 12", and a split LP with Finish psych-rock phenoms, Pharaoh Overlord. Exclusive to this collection is Volume 6, three previously unreleased tracks that run the gamut from found-sound collage to moody, piano-driven soundtracks to obscure erotic horror films that never existed (but should have). Available on triple-gatefold CD Digipak or Deluxe Gatefold 2xLP, the vinyl features four mind-blowing laser etchings ā€“ one on each side of the record, beginning where the grooves of the music end. It's pretty, and pretty unbelievable.
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- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive