Published Mar 03, 2014It's been close to eight years since Toronto indie-folk experimenter Wyrd Visions (a.k.a. Colin Bergh) delivered his lone LP, Half-Eaten Guitar. With the album having been long been out of print for a number of years, it's now been revealed that the set will be treated to an upcoming repress via Phil Elverum's P.W. Elverum & Sun Company.
The eerie LP had initially been served up by Blue Fog Recordings, the next edition drops April 15. In Exclaim!'s original review, the set's "quiet intensity" had been praised and likened to Six Organs of Admittance and Wooden Wand. A press release adds that it conjures "the music of a pagan Nordic culture, surrounded by stone and birch, taking cues from a broad grey sky, building a boat by candlelight, creating ceremonies from scratch."
While the songscapes are said to mostly be built around foundations of guitar, organ and Bergh's vocals, Jennifer Castle guests on "Freezing Moon."
The repress has been remastered, comes in a "freshly designed" embossed jacket, printed sleeves and a digital download code. You can pre-order a copy here.
3. Freezing Moon
4. Bog Lord