Thursday, November 25, 2010

Album: Barn Owl - Ancestral Star

Band: Barn Owl
Album: Ancestral Star
Label: Thrill Jockey Records
Year: 2010

01. Sundown
02. Visions In Dust
03. Night's Shroud
04. Ancestral Star
05. Cavern Hymn
06. Flatlands
07. Twilight
08. Awakening
09. Incantation
10. Light From The Mesa

Barn Owl is the guitar drone collaboration of Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras. On their new release for Thrill Jockey, Ancestral Star, they continue to explore the Morricone tinged Western soundtrack side of the genre—first pioneered by the heavyweights Earth—that they have done so thoroughly and competently on their previous albums. For this album, Caminiti and Porras took their time in the studio and expanded the instrumentation on the songs by experimenting with bowed guitar, and by inviting Marielle Jakobsons to play violin, the Norman Conquest to contribute eerie chanting vocals, and Portraits to add some nuanced percussion. Technically, this is their most accomplished and complex album. They worked more congruently on the composition and sequence of the songs—and the album has a nice continuity of atmosphere.

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