San Francisco psych band Dire Wolves have announced a new album ‘Excursions to Cloudland’ and have released the album opener, which is a 12 minute epic aptly named “Enter Quietly”. ‘Excursions to Cloudland’ will be available February 24th 2017 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond.
On ‘Enter Quietly’:
The first track on “Excursions to Cloudland” – “Enter Quietly,” at over twelve minutes, the album’s longest, though not by much – stands as a clear enough expression of the benefits derived from Dire Wolves’ multi-dimensional membership, ineffable though it may be. There’s something in it to remind grey-haired listeners of The Incredible String Band; for less aged ears, it simply sounds incredible. At just over a minute in, we hear the first indication of the presence of Lau Nau, a.k.a. Laura Naukkarinen, whose fine, otherworldly vocals effortlessly wrap like wisteria vines around the yearning violin employed throughout the album, rapidly becoming the Polaris of Dire Wolves’ expansive sky, and ultimately, the defining characteristic of “Excursions to Cloudland.”
Excursions to Cloudland
Out 3/24/2017 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond
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