Posts Tagged ‘Feathered Coyote’

Sky Burrow Tales

Seems like a day to burrow deep into the psychedelic core and with the release of their debut, Seafarin’ and Backporchin’, Austrian duo Sky Burrow Tales seek to mine a nebulous fold between the cosmic float and body buzz drone. The album opens with the sprawling expanse of “Polaris,” which sets the pores alight with vibrations before they scrape towards something more ephemeral. Finding their way tumbling into the blissed states of Headdress and Brightblack Morning Light, the pair have a way with corralling the last light of day and funneling it through the speakers. The songs on the record are interlaced with the lapping of field recordings which have the effect of submerging the listener into shallow water to float while the sounds foam all around them. The record washes from sun-streaked serenity to a more tightly wound ambience that pulls in from Barn Owl and Steven R. Smith, but the waters never let us linger too long in the eddy of fear.

The pulse levels out and the mind fuzz returns, the sky going gummy once again and the air becoming humid with the melt of guitar. I appreciate an album that settles into a recline, laying back while the players embrace the edge of the horizon and map its contours. The record balances bliss with anxiety, nature with machine in ways that pull the listener from locked to lax in a matter of minutes, but the journey feels less chaotic than that might let on. The pair let us all float, with moments of fighting the freedom that might bring. While the seafarin’ might be less obvious — more submerged than navigating the straights — the backporchin’ is front in center and much appreciated. Let the currents take you here and even when the dark creeps in, know that the light will be just around the next bend.



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Sky Burrow Tales – “Muscovite”

It’s a good day for strong debuts. Following an earlier romp through Italian psych, this one comes from Austrian duo Sky Burrow Tales. The hypnotic video matches the entrancing ache of lead single “Muscovite,” as the pair burrow deep into a quivering psychedelic hollow that’s touching on early aughts faves like Brightblack Mountain Light and Headdress. They ensconce themselves in the crevice between hurt and hope, but “Muscovite” lands on the lighter side, erring towards hope and laying a light foam of fuzzed guitar over chiming drones and a buried vocal laying low in the ether. The guitars yearn and sigh. There’s a dizzying froth the the track, but where others might disorient, the pair even their swirl out into bliss pretty quickly. The full album explores a few other emotional tributaries, but this morning it feels like we could all use a little levity and light. The upcoming album is out February 5th from Feathered Coyote. Get lost in the swirl of the video above.

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