Numbered edition of 700 housed in die-cut, origami fold and foil-blocked jacket** 'The Men Parted The Sea To Devour The Water' is The Haxan Cloak's long awaited Latitudes edition. It's his first release since that jaw-dropping eponymous album (an end of year favourite across the board) and means that we're possibly one step closer to two things: a vinyl edition of said LP, and his hugely anticipated album debut for Tri Angle. But let's not get ahead of ourselves....here we find Bobby Krlic re-interpreting his own work in looser, improvised form, compared with his usual meticulous, mystic working methods (he's apparently been recording in prisons for his new side), and the results are expectedly engrossing, if not entirely unexpected. We're taking a punt that the A-side is a transformation of 'Fall', reusing its submerged chorale as the starting point for an epic 15 minute piece which blooms steady, almost Technoid percussion before morphing torque with latinized electroid swerve to deposit us in a post-Shackleton hinterland of neo-classical strings and subbass. We told you it was unexpected! B-side 'Hounfour (Temple)' from his 'Observatory' 12" is subtly reworked, exposing glinting new melodies and reinforcing the cascading conclusion with atom-quaking bass subduction. Oh aye, we're all over this....grab one while you can.
Edition of 700 white 180gm vinyl in die-cut sleeve with foil-blocked liner and insert.
Note: Insert states 500 but sticker on cover states 700.