It's been a couple of years since we've heard anything from Portland psych-jammers Eternal Tapestry, who finally drop a new LP on Oaken Palace Records. Every record on the label is devoted to an endangered species, and the band have chosen for the proceeds from this album to go to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. Expect spaced out psych-kraut choogle.
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If you buy the new Eternal Tapestry LP then not only do you benefit from five brand new cuts of warm, drawn out space rock, but you also help save the orang-utan, since all the profits from this LP will go straight to the Borneo Orang-utan Survival Foundation.
They're on good form here, opening with the searing 'Trout Fishing on the Street of Eternity' which is full of wah guitar twiddling, restlessly kinetic drums and a grindingly distorted rhythm guitar, while the other piece on side A, 'Karma Repair Kit', isn't so much a blown-out psych rock explosion as an unhurried and hypnotically repetitive jam-fest full of understated krautrock rhythms and snaking fuzz guitar meanderings.
There are three sub-10-minute tracks on the other side, starting with the hallucinogenic 'Just Call Me Whatever Is In Your Mind' which mixes cosmic arcs of electric guitar with earthy acoustic strumming before 'The Double Bed Dream Gallows' gets much more serene with a bleeping analogue synth and spaced-out (in more ways than one) guitar details that are met midway by a crescendo of buzzing electronic drones. Finally 'Where Water Comes Together With Other Water' eases us out with some misty-eyed mystical twinkling with a bit of a Popol Vuh-ish vibe. I think the two longer tracks on the first side are the stronger ones here but if you're after trance-inducing mellow stoner moods you can't go far wrong with this lot.
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