Beyond follows on two live recordings which have excited fans of catatonically chill sonic psychedelia for the past several months. As the first full-on studio effort to come from the Sharpeye project, this record is a remarkable one. The sparse, warm and roomy recording allows Gardner's droning and looping guitar themes to shine forth in full. In this wordless, smooth sonic space, the atmospheric melodies evoke a sort of paralyzing grandiosity, drama bordering on the Baroque. Yet this is a simpler and harder kind of grandeur, it is the grandiosity of the barely-populated desert landscape, not the ornamentation of pre-modern opulence. This is music that is all about conjuring otherworldly atmospherice experiences from a language of sound that is at once unique and endlessly referential. It executes this task masterfully.
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