Friday, June 8, 2012

Warm Gospel 05: SOAP - Layers (c30)

SOAP - Layers c30

This stagnant, beautiful tape sounds like it was recorded in the deepest part of some cave off of the Atlantic Ocean where heavy waves of water drift in slowly, splashing against the cave walls lightly enough to pull a 9 or 9.5 from an Olympic diving judge if they had been around to judge the waves based on how small of a splash they were making, and if those waves were actually Olympic divers instead of, well, waves.

However, SOAP comes straight from one of the most landlocked places in the whole United States of America – Iowa, so it is surprising how much the tape sounds like it could have been a collection of water-drenched, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill-era Grouper demos.


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