TLR 069: eternal tapestry — palace of the night skies LP+CD
LP released july 6, 2009 in a limited edition of 730 copies. out of print.
three lobed recordings is excited to announce the release of palace of the night skies, the new album from eternal tapestry. while this trio first turned heads with their expansive psych/kraut/blues guitar explorations as embodied within a series of small run cassette and CDR releases, their 2007 mystic induction album on not not fun firmly established the band as formidable players worthy of sharing the stage and spotlight with such current heads as wooden shjips and kinski. palace of the night skies ups the ante and represents this group’s heaviest jams to date, bringing forth some heavily righteous riffs and plenty of drum punishment.
palace of the night skies consists of two long-form tracks recorded in 2008 at the tapestry space in portland, oregon by the band’s core lineup of dewey mahood on guitar, nick bindeman (JOMF) on guitar and occasional vocals and jed bindeman (heavy winged) on drums. “prism light traveller” covers the album’s entire first side and is rich with snarling and overblown psych guitar heroics. while no listener could ever ignore the big-time guitar workouts present throughout the album as a whole, jed bindeman’s deft and metronomic drumming propels “prism…” along its trail straight into the fiery heart of the sun. much as in his other band, heavy winged, bindeman’s drums provide the perfect background for the dueling, multi-directional guitar work. the album’s second side is the substantially more pensive and atmospheric “the hidden void.” this track’s slow boil is punctuated with incendiary psych solos and cryptically buried vocals. taken as a whole, palace of the night skies is ready and able to provide any listener in need with the set and setting for a perfect night in.
the LP is pressed on 180g RTI vinyl and housed within a classy letterpressed cover (courtesy of our buddies at dexterity press in chicago) bearing silver foil ink on deep midnight blue paper and bearing new artwork by loni gaghan. all copies of the album are accompanied by a glass-mastered CD (not CDR) of the two album tracks in addition to a bonus track (“hermetic secrets” - click here for a downloadable preview). praise shiva! the record itself is from a one-time pressing of 730 copies.