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Heaven And

Bye and Bye I'm Going to See the King

(Staubgold; US: 11 May 2010; UK: Import)

Elements of post-rock and ambient imbued by sonic watercolors that grace the canvas in hues of reds, blues and greens encompass the sound of Bye and Bye I’m Going to See The King, the stunning second full-length album from Heaven And. The imaginative trio is composed of Tony Buck of the Necks, Efzeg’s Steve Heather and Trapist mastermind Martin Siewert. Slide guitar passages that recall Ry Cooder’s most atmospheric soundtrack work intertwine with the psychedelic sounds emanating from the old UFO club. Muted trumpets, tenor saxophones and laptop transmissions weave in and out of the treated static rhythmic passages, at once cohesive and chaotic. Spacey, spatial and epic, Bye and Bye I’m Going to See the King is a hidden gem of 2010 that fans of early Califone, solo Thurston Moore and Boards of Canada can equally appreciate.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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