Friday, July 27, 2007

Birchville Cat Motel - Cranes Are Sleeping LP (2000, Ecstatic Peace!)


Birchville Cat Motel/Black Boned Angel is the music of New Zealander Campbell Kneale. An ever-changing, gently unravelling, ball of pure sound, sometimes beautiful enough to make you weep, sometimes ferocious enough to rip the gravel off your driveway. Moved among other things by '60s minimalism, musicologial field recordings, religious music, doom metal, and Appalachian music, and crafting his ecstatic blur-scapes from delicately caressed pieces of electronic junk, Birchville Cat Motel has gained international recognition as one the bright shining lights of what music journos have dubbed 'drone-music'. Verging on the ultra-prolific, a large number of Birchville Cat Motel albums have been made available to the public through some of underground musics snappiest dressed labels as well as through the international cassette/cdr underground.

"I just want to make beautiful things."
Campbell Kneale

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4 comments:

grasp, release said...

Thanks for this...my LP is forever buried in storage!! Kneale is so strong...strength to strength. I just heard that recent BIRDS CALL record and I thought it was pretty amazing. Thanks again for a select treasure from the enormous BCM vault. I think it's a top-5 for me.

Anonymous said...

thank you for this !! :)

mdsgcg said...

hey, really been enjoying your site...the mediafire links seems to be down..any chance of reposting...best wishes to you and your readers...say, you got any plans to put some hototogisu or skaters up ?

mdsgcg said...

apologies meant to post this on the Double Leopards - Gematria 2xTape (2005, Heavy Tapes) page