HD 98618

by VCV

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"Recorded live during David's visit to South Carolina in May, 2007 and sufficiently aged like a dry red wine in the SSR cellars since then, HD 98618 is VCV singing in the deep southern Summer. Open windows, palm trees and humidity, VCV have never sounded this warm or inviting before. Where you could say the first three records were transmissions from a distant planet, light years away, HD 98618 is the sound of a band in a room next door, playing towering tributes to the trees and the night air. This record is also a more diversified sound for VCV, as Brian played more organ and bass than guitar, and David utilized a more stripped-down guitar setup as well. Woodshop droning and water-tower bass, covered in the textural airy production sound from Brian's Eight Thousander album, which was recorded at the same time. Packaged in a similar style as David's Wind Blown Guitar album and limited to 100 copies."

-From the SSR website, 2010

"In case you didn't know VCV are Brian Grainger & David Tagg. Those 2 ambient drone behemoths (giant moths) from over the pond. After their inspirational Jandek covers album here's their first proper album in a year or so (probably longer but I genuinely have no idea... I made the year thing up.. it's been a while though I know that!) On this album Tagg picks up a guitar (and plays it), whilst Grainger with his many hands plays bass, guitar and an organ (probably at the same time). On the catchily HD 98618 they've created this wonderfully atmospheric piece of music which sucks you right in. It's very warm and inviting compared to previous releases but later on in the album it does go a bit darker and doomier. So for your money you get some light drone and some heavier drone.... oh and the 1st track on the album is awesome. if the whole thing was like that I'd probably blow up with excitement or something. Such is my life..... That I can get excited about a bit of percussive clicking.... am off home now...."

-Norman Records


released February 28, 2010

Written and produced by Brian Grainger and David Tagg. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Photography by Brian Grainger. This is Second Sun Recordings number SSRD-05.



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