Eternal Tapestry And Sun Araw - Night Gallery
These four parts to this forty or so minute jam wind their way through an ever-expanding self-created universe, one where, if not the Gods, Syd Barrett and whoever played guitar on those first few Psychedelic Furs records hold some sway. This dense, immense and trance-like collaboration between Eternal Tapesty and Sun Araw (Cameron Stallones) is an off the cuff little masterpiece. It doesn't hurt also that, as the title suggests, "Night Gallery" was indeed inspired somewhat by an affinity for the Rod Serling cult TV classic.
"Night Gallery" was recorded last year, during a live in-studio broadcast in Austin, following an impromptu jam session in a SXSW parking lot. No overdubs, no breaks, just one continuous jam, which makes the cohesion and emotional peaks all the more gorgeous.As mentioned above, brittle but soaring psych guitar drive this improv, with no more power than on the final section of "Night Gallery II," which reached a sweet peak before the guys settle into a mellower drone, filtered with some random vocals and chants, through the close of the third park, where the fuzz kicks in once more.
The finale is over fourteen minutes long and, while minimal in approach, its repetition and occasional additions to it through ambient effects, is never less than mesmerizing. From a chance meeting (ok they had played before once in '07) has come a beautiful, sonically satisfying masterpiece, one that that is all the more impressive-and vital-due to its having been improvised.
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