Stopping by The Business in Anacortes the other day, owner Nick and I had a chat about local label P.W. Elverum & Sunâ€™s forthcoming release of the somewhat long lost Half-Eaten Guitar by Wyrd Visions.
Nick mentioned that Wyrd Visions is typically louder and possibly even darker than what youâ€™ll hear on this LP. Thatâ€™s somewhat surprising, giving this album is so cohesive in its subtle minimalism, dominated by a droning acoustic guitar.
You can hear what Nickâ€™s talking about in the nine-minute closing track â€œAir-Conditioningâ€.
Formed by Colin Bergh of Toronto, Half-Eaten Guitar meanders through a somewhat fog-filled, drone-ish experimental folk arena frequented in early Grizzly Bear. The sound is minimal, repetitive, obscure andâ€¦ Really. Fucking. Good.
Hear for yourself below, and get a copy of Wyrd Visionsâ€™ Half-Eaten Guitar on vinyl from P.W. Elverum & Sun before itâ€™s gone. Seriously.