June​/​The Seagull

by The National Park Service

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"Lily Tapes & Discs mainstay The National Park Service returns with his most declarative and expansive work yet - "June/The Seagull" picks up right where NPS’s amazing 2013 album I Was Flying left off and takes us soaring over the canyon through clouds of bells, coasting along on a deceptively simple guitar line that opens up into a full-band clatter before letting us back down. From this point on it’s all about the slow landing and the afterglow. Helping us down on the reverse side is Lung Cycles’s "Country Poem (take 2)", a more meditative and restrained take on the tape collage sound that defined Squanto’s Basement Tropic. Zoomed in and zoned out, like whiplash in slow motion. An acid-dipped walk along the river at sunset."

Make sure you go over to the LT&D page for the Lung Cycles side of this tape, which makes for the complete experience. And an experience it is.

"June/The Seagull" was completed in May 2014, and comprises two distinct parts. "June" is built atop a guitar loop I recorded on my front porch during a late spring thunderstorm; "The Seagull" is a smooshing together of several stray ambient bits I recorded throughout the previous winter.

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released 25 November 2014

acoustic guitars, keyboards, drums, field recording, drinking glasses, whistling, feedback, handheld tape recorder, samples - nps

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