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Wooden Shjips - West

Wooden Shjips - West
Wooden Shjips - West Wooden Shjips - West
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Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Thrill Jockey (279)
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Release Date: 2011
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Their sound has been described as experimental, minimalist, drone rock and "spacey psychedelic rock".They have been compared to Suicide, Loop, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Soft Machine and Guru Guru. This is their latest album "West"!

The over riding theme for the album (as indicated by the title) is the American West, and all of the mythology, romanticism, and idealism that it embodies. The band members grew up on the East Coast, so for a long time the history and literature of the West was an abstraction and a fascination for them. The artwork also touches on the same theme by using an iconic structure that is both a gateway in a literal and metaphorical sense. It is easy to see why these would appeal to Wooden Shjips, as their music lends itself to exploration. It is both transformative and transporting, the sum being far greater than it’s parts. The steady driving rhythms are the elliptical motion machine driven by the often thick and distorted guitar lines, melodic and boundless. Where they may lead cannot be anticipated but following them is exhilarating. It is all about getting there, the destination, while the experience of getting there is an adventure. It is the guitar lines that guide both the listener and the band on the literal and metaphorical journey into the vastness. The ghostly vocals, obscured by dense layers of instruments surrounding them, are alluring with their airy mystery. This elusive quality further draws the listener in, while they attempt to grasp at their meaning. While indebted to both the psych music of the ‘60s and mid-‘70s, electric Neil Young, and even the induced travels of Spacemen 3, the Wooden Shjips’ music is modern and in every way their own. West is an epic journey to the edge and beyond.

Track List

A1 Black Smoke Rise        
A2 Crossing        
A3 Lazy Bones        
A4 Home        

B1 Flight        
B2 Looking Out        
B3 Rising 

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