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Everything Remains Unsaid is a beautiful analog recording presented on the heralded new format of the "long play cassette single", perfect for ambient and modern classical stereo recordings. Lovingly pressed on metallic gold cassettes and identifiable by kraft paper labels, printed in black ink. The artwork insert is a reflection of the music and is a full color viewscreen static portrait of the artist representing the paradox of form and formlessness in the modern era. reflections, resolution, resurrection.
Cloudwires is an extended play recording from Llarks featuring 3 songs. The title track takes a slow moving guitar drone and tracks its twisting and billowing movement across the first half of the song before collapsing formless into a deconstructed piano loop. Side two begins with Opal, a serpentine melodic drone that rises and falls, reflecting bits of melody that dance light-like throughout, until a quieter passage gives way to a surge of micro-tones. Dense drones weave together until they coalesce into a rising and triumphant melody. Gold(III) closes out the recording with a brief minimal pulse of metallic drones that fade into the ether. artwork is an inverted color process of Spanish moss photographed in New Orleans, Louisiana.
third 7" single 'Vanguard Ghosts' from LLARKS featuring unfolding hypnotic guitar textures and delicate songcraft, balanced here and creating an invitation to listen and soak up the atmosphere and emotion. 'Vanguard Ghosts' drives straight to the heart with a melody that is both tragic and triumphant. The back story (and a true story as well) concerns a haunting from 15 years ago by an Italian soldier who died during World War II and returns to his home in America where his family had immigrated. The b'side Priest is a burial song both metaphorically and literally. Impressions of melody, like the impression of memories of the deceased, are faint, fleeting and nostalgic. The cover art is a polaroid by California native Gillian Cawley. Includes free download with two bonus tracks.
Second 7" single 'Through the Sun' from LLARKS expands the field of vision to include a fragile and delicate drone scape of gently pulsing guitars, sounding not unlike exactly as the title says, a trip through the sun. the b'side Chrysalis distills a narcotic and swooning ambience into a lo-fi pop lullaby. Pressed by King Records, New Zealand and features a free digital download with two bonus songs. Boutique micro-pressing.
Haunted Sea Forever / Virgins Clique 7" and CD single by Llarks positions itself in an alternate universe to be single of the week. Shimmering and swirling orchestral layers of guitar churn out irresistible melodies that echo through your head and reverberate out into infinity. Adorned in a defiantly economical black and white sleeve featuring the Llarks mascot posed atop a detail of Jackson Pollock's painting, "Number 8" (1949). The vinyl has been lovingly pressed by King Records, New Zealand and features a free digital download with two bonus tracks.