Thursday, April 23, 2015
BLACKWOLFGOAT / LARMAN CLAMOR Split EP on H42 Records this May
BLACKWOLFGOAT / LARMAN CLAMOR Split 7”-Single
H42 Records H42-020
B2: Fo' What You Did
Limited Edition of only 210 copies on:
70x clear-orange (Larman Clamor Edition)
70x lilac (Blackwolfgoat Edition)
70x clear-darkblue (H42 Records Edition)
Presale May 5th 2015
Street Date May 16th 2015
BLACKWOLFGOAT / LARMAN CLAMOR Split 7"-Single is coming ... German psychedelic swamp rock meets American drone and ambient sounds:
BLACKWOLFGOAT began in 2010 as the experimental drone project of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Milligram) as a way to explore what could be done with just a guitar and no other instrumentation. Three full lengths have been released thus far, “Dragonwizardsleeve” and “Drone Maintenance” on Small Stone Records and “Dronolith” on The Maple Forum and Bilocation. Reviews of BLACKWOLFGOAT have stated: "Progressive is the name of the game as his music creates a shifting landscape of fuzzed out guitars/ambient noise. His creative use of atmosphere is most striking of all" (Heavy Metal Time Machine); and "Each sonic structure has a distinctly modern and minimalistic texture established on firm but simple foundations, soon evolving, almost organically, into towering edifices and labyrinthine complexity" (Sea of Tranquility). The sound of the first two albums was expanded upon on “Drone Maintenance” to include some sparse vocals and a drum machine, and that has continued with the newest single “Straphanger” which is a very rhythmic track, almost veering into dance music territory, consisting of only guitars and spoken vocals to create a haunting and claustrophobic atmosphere of constant movement. BLACKWOLFGOAT is not just a studio project, either, having performed shows alongside bands such as Man's Gin and Totimoshi. And once again, the striking artwork was handled by Alexander von Wieding, who has done all of the previous album covers as well.
LARMAN CLAMOR is throwing a carnival. More of a street fair, really. You’ll find the sky is tinted a greenish yellow watercolor, the air is tepid and wet with humidity, bugs come in swarms, and later, a parade of children on the backs of reptiles will come out of the swamp and march down the crossroad.
Blending acoustic and electric guitar, simple drums and throaty vocals, LARMAN CLAMOR presents an alternate view of tradition and a new take on its own approach. More and more, there’s nothing else that sounds quite like it. First Track ‘Drone Monger (Bonk the Stomp)’ is totally different to the ‘Beetle Crown & Steel Wand’ version – more acoustically, more southern and is totally cool! Second track on the LARMAN CLAMOR Side ‘ ’ is a previously unreleased new song and has also a slope to the acoustic: an absolute cool stomping sweaty song!