Mere weeks after the release of their Woodsist 12", Ganglians return with an absolute stunner of an album on Weird Forest. For all its merits the 12" felt a bit incohesive, all the songs were on their own great but didn't really seem to fit into a larger picture. Though the hodge-podge method still had me hooked, on Monster Head Room Ganglians seem to have completely overcome any lack of deft vision. Full of sundown harmonies that bleed into one another with honeyed ease over bouyant guitar strains that clip from saunter to waggle with carefree simplicity. Though most of the album tips on Wilson-esque lonesome beauty they do dip their toes to the noisy side of psych and heavy crunch of garage when times call for it. The album ends much before you'd like it to and even with the inclusion of two 7" tracks they leave such a wonderful taste on your tongue that diving for the replay seems almost immediately necessary. The album is packaged in a stunning gatefold and though the first press on red is sold out a repress on standard black is coming to the rescue and for the CD lovers Woodsist is picking up the slack on that as well. Absolutely one of the essential releases of '09.

[MP3] Ganglians - Lost Words
[MP3] Ganglians - 100 Years

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posted by dissensous at 9:49:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

agree. one of the strongest releases this year. took me completely by surprise. love when that happens.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Didn't even download the tracks. If this LP is half as good as the 12" then my blind purchase is totally justified. Thanks for turning me on to these guys.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous sean orr said...


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Blogger Jessica said...

Awesome. I really like this sound. I am looking forward to getting these albums.

1:41 PM  

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