exedra’s Elemental is a collaboration between two avant-garde icons, Darrall Knight and Jeremy Gluck and on this limited CDr they have blended post-rock, shoegaze and a few genres in between to create something surprisingly accessible. Their sound is dense, but always hyper-melodic at the same time.
7/10 Jamie Staff review, 21 March 2016
exedra is what happens when two London-based "avant-garde icons" -- Darrall Knight and Jeremy Gluck, it says here -- collide and make beautiful avant-post-psych-space-rock with dreampop-isms and krauty moments.
I particularly like the Wilco-meets-spiritualized-meets-Moon Duo-meets-Stereolab of the title track, with repeato guitar and percussion providing an hypnotic bed for Gluck's monotone drawl and Knight's exploratory guitar. The psychedelia of "World Junk" features some pleasingly spidery guitar and more of Gluck's acquired-taste speak-voice. "Distance" is a nice drone-psych number with its protracted, dual stoner guitar and muted kosmiche synth lead-in and it doesn't do a lot else. Not that it needs to. "The Ocean Inside" features an attractive poem -- "To you, I give the gift of light..." -- over luminous cyclical acoustic guitar and plink plonk piano with a soft droney synth adding warming sun-lit texture. It's by some way the prettiest moment on an intriguing record.
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