True Widow, As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth 2xLP

Amazing album. Just stunning in how good it is. People have been using the word "stoner" in reference to this, the new album by Texas three-piece True Widow, but that doesn't ring true to me. It surely has a "stoned" feel to it, but the stoner tag makes me think doom, and while this is slow and heavy, (even slower and heavier if you play it 33RPM) it's not really as doom-y as you may think. The shoegaze label has been placed here as well, but I don't feel the atmospheric psychedelia of classic shoegaze albums like Loveless (My Bloody Valentine) or Souvlaki (Slowdive). Those elements figure into the mix on this record, but they don't add up. This is one of those records that is much, much more than the sum of its parts. It will blow you away, of that I am almost sure. Try some samples at the band's myspace, and then buy the gatefold 2xLP (mastered at 45RPM), with beautiful artwork inside at Kemado Records.

And their first, self titled album is still available on CD and 2xLP (180 gram) from End Sounds.

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