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Portland-based psychedelic doom/drone duo Taurus - featuring Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin, formerly of Purple Rhinestone Eagle/Negative Queen - is pleased to unveil the details on forthcoming new full-length, "No/Thing."
Recorded to two-inch tape at Portland's Cloud City Studios by sound magus Billy Anderson, "No/Thing" was composed throughout the Summer of 2013 and features guest vocal infiltrations by Anderson and Leviathan's Wrest.
The album is due out April 1st and the track listing is as follows:
1. No Thing Longing... Human Impermanence
2. Lives Long For Own
3. Set Forth On The Path Of The Infinite
4. Increase Aloneness
Agalloch has taken its listeners on a voyage over various soundscapes ever since their 1999 debut “Pale Folklore.” Lengthy tracks paint audio pictures of biting winds, snow-capped mountains, bubbling brooks, crackling fire places, placid pools of self-reflection, cold apparitions, the Northern Lights and so much more. Their songs convey a wide range of moods, bright and cheerful, calming white or grey with melancholy. The group needs a long set and stage props to create an authentic Agalloch concert.
When Agalloch last appeared in Austin for SXSW 2011 the group left many of their fans disappointed or at least with mixed emotions. They played a short set of mostly newer material, and their stage presented little in terms of atmosphere. Even front man John Haughm commented on how the SXSW show was less than satisfactory. Many of us had waited years, even a decade to see a rare appearance by the band, so in some ways, we were happy just to have seen the band. Still, many went away having not heard their favorite songs. Agalloch’s return to Austin, this time at Red 7, delivered the type of Agalloch performance we hoped and expected. Their 2.5 hour performance featured choice cuts throughout their career. Additionally, they offered a stage show that tantalized the senses. More...
Today the sound slingers at BrooklynVegan are streaming Side A of "Life," the debut LP from subsonic psychedelic doom duo Taurus. Turn up and tune out right here.
The band features Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin, formerly of Purple Rhinestone Eagle. Together they’ve crafted one menacing, 35-minute movement which Sea of Tranquility fittingly dubbed “a noisy, feedback drenched journey into your worst nightmare.” Officially released yesterday (July 5) on CD, LP and limited boxset, "Life" was recorded live at A Studio With No Name by Dave French and mastered by James Plotkin.
In conjunction with the release, Taurus will hit the road with Agalloch. The month-long journey will begin on July 11th. See confirmed dates below. More...
Portland, Oregon subsonic psychedelic doom duo Taurus, featuring Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin, formerly of Purple Rhinestone Eagle, have announced the release of their debut full-length entitled "Life."
Set for release on July 5th, Life is one 35-minute movement recorded live at A Studio With No Name by Dave French and mastered by James Plotkin. "Life" will be released on LP and CD formats with an included poster, photographs and Floyd-crafted screen print on a recycled chip board case. A special limited box will also be available with further details to be released in the coming weeks. Pre-orders are available via bandcamp.
In conjunction with the release, Taurus will hit the stage this Summer with Agalloch. The month-long journey will begin on July 11th. See confirmed dates below. More...