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** Special cover with hand-made 'paper-cut forests' pop out diorama. Handmade edition of 200.** A light in the window will guide us safely home”, the new and unique LP by Little Skull, is an album defined by places, journeys between them, and the traces we leave. Insignificant instrumentation congregates on insignificant locations, leaving behind ghosts in a place of their own. Warbly guitars and a town hall in rural Waikato.
Wheezing melodicas and a train through Tongariro. Tinny autoharps and a bus stop on the Canterbury coast.m Scratching violins and mattresses on the floor in flats in Dunedin and Wellington. Squalling saws and the detritus of a life abandoned and rediscovered in Waitati. These all jostle to be heard over the murk and cassette hiss whether they deserve to be or not. Insignificant instrumentation congregates on insignificant locations, leaving behind ghosts in a place of their own. We each choose our own light to follow in the hope it is the right one.
Currently living in the UK, Little Skull is Dean Brown's long running solo project. He plays all of instruments, even if it sounds like he is barely touching them and yet, his obscure personal fingerprints are all over the place. His instinctive spontaneous playing finds ways to make them glow and fizz and ripple. The very complicated hand-made cover is astonishing. It incorporates religious imagery and patron saints expanding in space and creating a three-dimensional architecture filled with mysterious presences.