Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wymond Miles' solo EP

Also, there's this...a review in Blurt of a side project from the Fresh & Onlys guitar player...quite good, quite different from the main gig.

Wymond Miles
Earth Has Doors
(Sacred Bones)

In a break from sunny, tambourine-shaking psychedelia of his main band, The Fresh & Onlys, guitar player Wymond Miles plumbs deeper, existential questions on this four-song EP. Opening salvo, "Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them," is a sweeping, psychotropic anthem, anchored in gently strummed folk, but blown out into grandeur in billowing tones of electric guitar, synthesizer and strings. Miles' voice drifts here through clouds and atmospheres of sound, a half-hidden thread itself in this ode to the not-easily-seen. Later, "Temples of Magick" warps a multi-toned cadence of junkyard percussion into a tilted, shuffling march, the drum-beat's stiff and martial air contradicted by Miles' fluttery, diffident vocals.


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