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Heavy Winged

Fields Within Fields

Label: Three Lobed Recordings

Format: Vinyl LP+CD

Genre: Experimental

In stock

They're back. Heavy Winged has continued to stretch their leathery, scarred, er, wings and grow since their last release for Three Lobed Recordings, 2008's Alive In My Mouth. The band was determined to make Fields Within Fields into a significant part of their discography from the very outset. In October 2009, the band decided to enter the 5D Studios in Brooklyn to engage in what would be a first-time experiment - recording in a multi-track studio with overdubs planned from the session's start. Prior to this experience the band's entire catalog was centered on displaying their ferocious live spirit. Having already proven themselves to be adept at creating grand and heavy statements in an improvised, one-take-only setting, they felt that were ready for the challenge of being both improvisational and composition-minded. The band hunkered down for the session and even brought in some friends to help augment the Heavy Winged vibe. Their time in 5D yielded the two dark fruits which combine to form Fields Within Fields. Brutal and hard, 'Among The Maori' leads the album off and encompasses the entire first side of vinyl. The track opens with a slow, deliberate fade into Jed Bindeman's (Eternal Tapestry, Jackie-O Motherfucker) tribal drumbeat. This beat may start controlled but the track's velocity and volume continue to accelerate, eventually turning 'Among The Maori' into a highly tuned jet engine. Ryan Hebert's guitar playing is exceptional throughout, beginning with an initial prolonged banshee-like wailing and slowly building and fully giving way to a fantastically cranking and grinding post-metallic din by the track's conclusion. 'Among The Maori' stands out among the band's entire catalog as perhaps their truest moment. The album's second side is fully dedicated to the drone doom opus 'The Hum Of The Universe.'" Includes insert and bonus CD entitled Infinite In Every Direction.
Cat. number: TLR 078
Year: 2010

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