Thousand Foot Whale Claw
Austin's Thousand Foot Whale Claw build a case for heavy subsonics on their vinyl debut Dope Moons Volume One for Monofonus Press. The album, whose titles are all aptly named after moons, builds slow and heavy out of the murky ether. Opener "Deimos" sets the tone with a slow crawl to the surface, spreading out like a slow motion storm system and looming twice as tall. The middle moons seem to have more spirit, wrapping the heavy tones of "Phobos" and "Ganymede" in pulsating Krautrock waves and synth stabs before icing things down again with the sonic murk of "Veritas." It's an excellent balance between weight and movement and the title leaves high hopes for a "Volume Two" somewhere down the line. This one's limited like all MP releases so best to grab one now.
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