The US drone duo Outer Gods release the EP Dismal Drift on the 24th of June.
Outer Gods – Dismal Drift – artwork
Pull back your chair, rest the light and allow yourself to float.
From the just under one and a quarter hour five track EP – the opener is Black Mountain Drone, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Minding of North facing mountain cliffs (or South facing if one is climbing in the Southern Hemisphere), the approaching twenty five minute track paces the pulsing arms and legs with the slow progress up a 2 000 metre face whilst showered in falling rocks and ice across a barren face of unremitting incline and overhang, yet despite the fact of being held by points of crampons supported by aching thighs and cramped calves, with arms screaming from scratching pick points into lumps of fragile connection, the expansive beauty of the outlying crops of geological formation holds the mind transfixed and the inner turmoil subsides to reflect on the surrounding disinterest in ones own comparative tenuousness.
Dismal Drifting is an EP I most certainly recommend getting hold of to add to ‘comparative contemplation music playlist’.
Sadly, I am only permitted to share with you the compacted seven and a half minute version of Black Mountain Drone at this point in time.
Formed back in November of last year Until April gave themselves six months to come up with something they were happy with, hence the name. They are two happy bunnies; Now having decided to give up their jobs and head out on a tour across Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland during June and July – a spot at the Edinburgh Fringe in August and two gigs coming up in May in Ireland.
With only three tracks behind them – their latest release is – I Wanna Be Yours, they are still very much in embryonic stage.
Whilst the music may not naturally sit on my ‘everyday playlist’, it is a sound that will resonate on many a radio station in short order, I have no doubt. Which makes it all the more surprising that I have set it as a feature and asked you to take time out of your day to consider their out-put. I always aim to support the endeavours of musicians who focus on what they enjoy and set themselves objectives whilst adding to the weave of musical tapestry that makes the world a better place, even if it isn’t quite my regular cup of tea and as a reader of this website, I know you too will to join me in wishing Until April every success.
I have to doff my cap to Until April – for hanging their balls out to dry and discovering it wasn’t such a bad feeling after-all. I always have the greatest respect for musicians who focus on what they enjoy and set themselves objectives and look forward to reporting on future development.