Thursday, May 31, 2007
Jasper TX - Pligrims is a new 3" CD-r.
Those of you who know what I´m doing won´t be that surprised, neither will you be let down...
It consists of quiet drones divided into five tracks.
It will be available directly from me or from Boomkat.com or, if you´re living in the states, from Aquariusrecords.org.
p.s. Here´s what Boomkat wrote about it:
*50 Copies only, when they?re gone they?re gone!* It does feel rather nice getting in these special releases, and it feels even nicer when they?re as lovely as this latest from Swedish droney feller Jasper TX (known to his friends as Dag Rosenqvist). ?Pilgrims? is the latest chapter in the producer?s career, and as each release sidles out of almost nowhere the bar seems to be set that little bit higher. This time Rosenqvist has opted to explore his darker side, and as the track titles calmly dictate, we are on a quiet road to doom. Of course this isn?t the sort of misanthropic, blackened offering you?d expect to hear from any of the Southern Lord folks, but there is a sense that Rosenqvist is more than aware of the acoustic griminess of a certain Svarte Greiner as he begins his shadowy journey with ?A Beacon to Lead us There?. Through guitar crackle and ear-pummelling drone we hear what sounds like very distant screaming voices and small animals scratching at the floor around us as the earth?s surface readies itself for an earthquake. There is the sense throughout that something is ready to happen, something dangerous but at the same time exciting, a change, and when the track builds into static and splutters into the second piece ?The Glow of Minerals? we realise that the change has happened and lasted merely seconds. This track is where the doom escapes whole heartedly and is a seismic bass-heavy slice of terror, through this however is a glimmer of hope, a feeling that this producer is merely showing his hope in a different way than we might usually expect. This sentiment is confirmed when mid way through the EP the gloom turns to gorgeous, melancholic ambience without feeling jarring or unwelcome. Rather it feels like we always knew this was going to happen, it was always part of the story but it hadn?t quite happened yet. The twenty-minute disc ends with the lo-fidelity hum of ?A Quiet Gloom?, and never has a track been so aptly titled as this ? this might be Rosenqvist?s vision of acoustic meltdown, but it is a quiet, sensitive vision and one which can be absorbed by anyone. Absolutely beautiful and without a shadow of a doubt the finest Jasper TX offering to date ? we have 50 copies of this and we can?t get any more so buy quickly if you want to make sure you get one, you know they don?t last long!