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File under: Ambient

Ben Nash

Ben Nash / Magic Lantern (Lp)

Label: Blackest Rainbow

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Electronic

In stock


2010 release. This one's been brewing at BR HQ for quite sometime, due to come out long ago, this beaut of a split is finally seeing light of day. A mutual respect from these two camps brought about what is surely one of this years most exciting releases in the field of the split vinyl LP. Ben Nash returns after over a year's absence from releasing any solo work, now busy as a full time member of the excellent Chora, we may all be in for a long wait for anymore solo action after this release... but hear we find Ben entering new territory with less of the guitar plucking from previous solo outings... Across these three new tracks, Ben is heading in a more zoned out psychedelic drone pieces, fluctuating between blissful electric churning, and incredibly dark swarming monoliths, with buried electric guitar bursts, it's quite a new sound for Ben. Unsurprisingly, he comes out on top form, and it's maybe some of the most interesting recordings he's released so far, but it's a far cry from his debut LP, 'The Seventh Goodbye'. Fellow Sheffield heads Cam Deas and Jon Marshall (Hunter Gracchus) accompany Ben on two of his three tracks, along with Rob Lye of Chora. Following on from 2 massively excellent LPs for our buddies over at Not Not Fun, Magic Lantern return, with what also might be the last recordings we hear from them for a while too. What with these folks also featuring in other highly recommended acts Sun Araw and Super Minerals, as well as Cameron even had a brief stint in Pocahaunted, these guys are seriously busy. The Lantern was their original project though, and here they're still showing how much of a damn fine band they are. Their two track side opens with a wild murky sounding basement jam 'Mosquito Coast' recorded in 2008, followed by the 15 minute groove of 'Long Way Down', full of heavy organ, slow burning percussion, wild wahs, raw riffing and the occassional chanted vocal this is one heavy piece of stoned blues psyche rock out. 'Long Way Down' was recorded by Bobb Bruno. Pressed on heavyweight virgin virgin in an edition of 500.

File under: Ambient
Cat. number: BRR199
Year: 2010

Edition of 500 copies.

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