Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Shalloboi - Down To Sleep (USA 2008)
Tyler Ritter, guitar player and singer from the Chicago band SHALLOBOI, sent me this recording to share with you - and I really love it. It's fantastic; do yourself a favour and download this gem!
SHALLOBOI sound like a crossing between SIGUR RÓS, MÚM and MY BLOODY VALENTINE and MOGWAI. So if you like any of those bands CHECK THIS OUT!
"Down To Sleep" was recorded from August 2005 to March 2008 by Tyler Ritter on 8-track cassette machine in Chicago, Il and KaNSAS CITY, Ks.
Personal: Tyler Ritter: g., voc., loops, perc., toy xylophone, glockenspiel, piano, organ, bs, 6-string bs / Stefanie Goodwin: dr., voc., perc., glockenspiel / Billy Speer: cello / Hannah Trobe: cello (on "to the sky") / Christopher Gagnon: violin.
"this newest release was culled from a cycle of 25 songs that were recorded over a two and a half year process and feature some more fully fleshed-out string parts incorporating the use of violin for the first time as well as stefanie goodwin's transition to the use of live drums. the songs are almost purely droned based with a few exceptions and the guitars more heavily textured. all effects (except for guitar effects) were archived with the use of large spaces serving as echo chambers..." (info from Myspace site)