| back to releases |

LATHELIGHT LTD > LLL015

SEAWALKER - Songshape ep 10"

side A:
01. Songshape
02: Sunclimbing

side B:
03: Providence (Rise In Flames)

analog remaster / reconsidering of Accelera Deck's Songshape 7"
'fully blown out, in the 9th year of our death' + new song

original cover art by |: c.jeely, printed courtesy of Peter King Records, NZ
reissue digital art by fgs
all songs (c) 2006, BMI

SONGSHAPE
In the name of god, We'll pray for this world, And in the world beyond, We'll pray for this world
In the name of god, We'll pray for this world, And in the world beyond, We'll pray for this world
In the name of love, We'll pray for this world, In the name of above, We'll pray for this world
In the name of love, We'll pray for this world, And in the name of above, We'll pray for this world

SUNCLIMBING
We walk the way of the flood, beneath the unclimbed sun
We walk the path of migration, beneath the unclimbed sun
We empty this shell divine, become the sun unclimbed
Unsing the song of lies, become the sun unclimbed
Let words salute our tongue, beneath the unclimbed sun
Let love salute our wrongs, beneath the unclimbed sun
We open up our throats, unsing the song of shame
We kill the living ghost and drown out what remains
We walk the way of the flood, beneath the unclimbed sun
We walk the path of migration, beneath the unclimbed sun

PROVIDENCE (RISE IN FLAMES)
we've been dared to fly to the face of the sun
knowing that in love there is no loss only transition
let grace emerge from the folds of death
let peace save as we wait for providence
we will rise anew, everyday
and shed what this world says
nobody can take that away
we've been dared to give away our divinity
live without guilt and say yes to the suffering
let your phoenix die and then let it rise
we've been dared to say yes and yes to life
we will rise anew, everydday
and shed what this world says
nobody can take that away
shed our skin again and rise in flames
and shed what this world says
nobody can take that away

REVIEWS

It's always nice when the format of a release not only fits the music within, but also enhances it. Accelera Deck's newest 7" lathe cut picturedisc is just such a release. This is the first lathe cut record that I've got my hands on, and I can see now why they are regarded as such special items. This particular one is about twice as thick as your standard vinyl record and seems to be cut into a thick chunk of clear plastic which houses a simple colored pattern design on one side and the cryptic Lathelight logo on the other side. Musically, the two songs on this record really did surprise me, as they don't seem to be following any particular trend in indie music or otherwise. Accelera Deck's sound is really a throwback to the textural guitar experimentation of My Bloody Valentine paired with simple sing along vocal harmonies that give the music a driving pop sensibility. The recording quality is great too, sounding like an ancient four track that is bleeding everything together in just the right way. Besides guitar, drums, and vocals, I'm also detecting some bell sounds, and some other sonic treatments in the upper registry that seem to stick out with repeated listenings. Accelera Deck and Lathelight really have done a great job in producing a 7" that is worth hunting down. I'm interested in seeing and hearing more from this label and band. 9/10 -- Charles Franklin (3 April, 2007)

This shiny, colorful picture-disc 7" doesn't even look like a record that would play, more like a piece of art. Shows how little I know. It plays, and wonderfully so. Two more songs from the fuzzed-out rock side of Accelera Deck, not the jittery electronic side, "Songshape" and "Sunclimbing" both carry a lot of mood foggy, mysterious, thoughtful but melody too. And noise; can't forget the importance of feedback, how inspiring it can be in and of itself sometimes dave heaton -- Erasing Clouds

Accelera Deck is the musical project where the change in direction is most directly visible. But then, as the name under which Chris Jeely likes to place all his solo ambitions, it is also the place that has experienced the most changes in the past: vast free improvisations and carefully built mountains of dense guitar sounds and then some. The picture 7" - nicely done by putting two lathecut-7" together with the colour printing sandwiched in between - has that slowly pounding groove that will make people nod their heads in time buried underneath a big load of distorted guitars. Drums and vocals are buried underneath them as well, only audible enough to add the harmony lines to that big wave of sounds. Think Spacemen 3 or My Bloody Valentine or any other kind of shoe gazer types but with lots more of destruction and noise in the mix. "Songshape / sunclimbing" (guess? right: LLL02) is in some ways a direct offspring of the "sunstrings" album by Accelera Deck, where the glistening shoegazing trancelike tracks were called the highlight of the album. Cracked Zine