This super limited set of CD-rs (each in a run of 100) document the recordings that led up the The Alps' beautiful record III released on Type last year. The tracks on A Path Through the Sun and A Path Through the Moon sift through layers of gorgeous drone, stream of conscious field recordings and seared folk. Though these are the bits that didn't make up the eventual album, that's no slight on the quality, both discs are full of The Alps keen sense of space and heavy hand on emotion. Just as with the album, the band's eclecticism remains the strength here, combining nods to everything from kosmische to Jewelled Antler and making it all fit together like a deftly woven tapestry. Which should come as no surprise considering the talent that's made up this psychedelic powerhouse; Jefre Cantu-Ledesma of Tarentel, Alexis Georgopoulos (ex-Tussel, ARP) and ex-Troll member Scott Hewicker. These are definitely in short supply and will go quickly so if you see them be sure to snatch them up.
[MP3] The Alps - Lunar Mansions
(from A Path Through the Sun)
[MP3] The Alps - Breaking Clouds
(from A Path Through the Moon)
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