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Dauphin Elegies

Label: VHF Records

Format: CD

Genre: Folk

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First new studio recordings from Pelt in 3 years finds them picking up where 2005's Untitled CD left off - delivering massive slabs of heavy, all-acoustic drone action. "Waning Crescent" is an ominous workout for three large gongs, rich with overtones and subsonic rumble. "Fire Signs Along the Field" offers a slightly jarring quartet of spare string noise, with Nathan Bowles (Black Twigs, Spiral Joy Band) sitting in on double bass. "Cast Out to Deep Waters" is an immense 30 minute epic that fits into the archetypical classics in the Pelt canon, in the vein of "Empty Bell Ringing in the Sky" and Untitled's "I." The all too brief "Crown of Comets" closes the CD with the chiming, overlapping ring of bells recorded in Virginia's Falls Ridge caves. Played March 16, 17, 18, 2007, first three songs at home in Ironto, Va. Last song in the caves of the old lime works at Falls Ridge. Recorded with no overdubs or effects, no electricity among the instruments save for Patrick's New Jupiter Machine purring next to his harmonium and edging into the mid-range on "Cast Out". 


Cat. number: 112
Year: 2008

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