Eluvium. ¬†Explosions in the Sky. ¬†Are you short of breath yet? ¬†Me too.
Matthew Cooper (Eluvium) and Mark T. Smith (Explosions) are back with their second full-length. ¬†This pairing is the personification of the term ‘collaboration’. ¬†There are no leaders here, only equals. ¬†Cooper’s electronic influences meld perfectly with Smith’s heavenly, instantly-recognizable guitar work…the shimmery, twinkling resonance¬†that countless imitators in the post rock arena have attempted¬†to clone.
Inventions, though, is an outlet for treading into more experimental territory. ¬†Field recordings, loops, samples and vocal tinkering are all fair game here, and¬†the results of their labors are challenging and rewarding. ¬†Springworlds¬†is a stirring departure from their comfort zones, employing an otherworldly female vocal accompaniment over rich ambience and synth drones. ¬†I’m reminded of the more orchestral side of Vangelis and the uplifting reverence of Sigur Ros.
Equally as exciting as the album are the three remixes that will be included in the bundle, with contributions from Leyland Kirby (The Caretaker), The Field, and A Winged Victory For The Sullen. ¬†Only 100 of these are left as I type this, so¬†I wouldn’t sit on the fence for long.
LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL BUNDLE (EDITION OF 300): TRANSLUCENT RED/BLACK MYSTERY MIX (MAZE OF WOODS); CLEAR W/ RED STREAKS (REMIXED)
ALL VINYL FORMATS INCLUDE MP3 DOWNLOAD COUPON INSIDE PACKAGE
MAZE OF WOODS TRACK LISTING
4. Slow Breathing Circuit
5. A Wind From All Directions
8. Feeling The Sun Thru The Earth At Night
REMIXED TRACK LISTING
1. Peregrine (The FIeld Remix)
2. Springworlds (Leyland Kirby Remix)
3. Slow Breathing Circuit (A Winged Victory For The Sullen Remix)
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive