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    Barn Owl – “Lost In The Glare” – [Thrill Jockey Records]

    Where did it all start, Ben Chasny making the sign of his
    Six Organs, Jimmy Page by the riverside for Bron-Yr-Aural
    mantras? No, much further back. Some ancient muse on a
    lyre while Narcissus gazed at his watery reflection? This
    release adds to the oeuvre. More psycho-active than
    psychedelic guitar drones, heavy on the resin, heavier on
    the resonation. Add electronic shimmer to taste, but
    simply the stirring of the strings elicits deep hypnosis.
    The formula is as sturdy as a Greek pillar and as light
    as the highest cloud. Connections go every where, to
    non-guitar driven sonicscapes to Branca-based mob
    musical mentalities. Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras
    evidently are the Barn Owl, and their take on power
    drone shines like the Mind Over Mirrors. Counting on
    the Barn Owl to take roost in many headphones and
    ideally nest live in the KFJC pit this year.??

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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