Heron King Blues (Deluxe Reissue) by Califone

Vinyl Double LP £18.88 DOC120LP

Deluxe Edition reissue 2LP on Dead Oceans. Includes previously unreleased bonus tracks.

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Heron King Blues (Deluxe Reissue) by Califone
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7/10 Penrith Steve 30th October 2014

Califone’s “Heron King Blues” opens with a blend of the anachronistic: swampy blues on “Wingbird” and more current experimentation: Steve Reich-ish plinks and plonks are drowned in feedback towards the end of “Trick Bird”. This mix continues throughout the album: “Lion And Bee” is the former, “Apple” the latter. “2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other” is almost sleazy disco. The title track is a 15-minute broken-down, funky weirdness that defies meaningful explanation. The album closes with a three minute outro which comes across as incidental stalking music. Parts of the album, I guess, could be described as being in the vein of Wilco’s more off-kilter moments.

It’s definitely a grower, you will need to spend some time with this record.



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