I've been meaning to work up a post on Pocahaunted for a little while now but the band move so quickly between projects its hard to pick. The last time they were mentioned here was in their astoundingly good collaboration with Robedoor. So instead of being picky I'm lumping their last three releases into one post because they're all equally wonderful if not essential. The band released a split LP with Christina Carter on Not Not Fun that saw both sides moving the psycho-spiritual bar up several notches. Christina's tracks are, as usual, superb slices of dark natured midnight folk incantations, while on the flip Bethany and Amanda bring new meaning to the term other-worldly. The pair's use of vocals as instrumentation really brings a sense of swirling haunted doom to their work and over the top of their dark-flayed guitar churnings the two voices swim as if locked in tortured damnation. Where the split leaves them some time to weave their magic, the spells become even more intricate on longer releases like their first "Official" solo release Peyote Road on Woodsist and their dark entry into Night People's tapes series Beast That You Are. On both of these releases the duo work out serious shards of noise gnarled spectre echoes that creep far past the 15 minute mark. Both releases are perfect accompaniment to moonless nights spent lost deep in foreign woods. It's usually wise to jump on their releases quickly as they tend to sell out fast, but not to fear as their prolific nature always promises that another gem is just around the corner.

[MP3] Pocahaunted - Sweat Lodge (from CC/Pocahaunted Split)
[MP3] Pocahaunted - Side A (from Beast That You Are Cassette)

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Christina Carter/ Pocahanted Split HERE
Peyote Road HERE
Beast That You Are HERE
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posted by dissensous at 10:06:00 AM


Blogger Mark Schoneveld said...

Dig it. Great photo, too, btw. Did you take that?

11:19 AM  
Blogger dissensous said...

I did not, its actually from their myspace but its a pretty good idea of what their live show is like.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Mark Schoneveld said...

Yeah, looks pretty rad. I'll check them out when the come through Philly.

9:49 AM  
Blogger parallelliott said...

wow. i just heard the new album. it's REALLY good. i ordered the lp.

8:22 PM  

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