Stars Of The Lid 'And Their Refinement Of The Decline' 3xLP
*"I simply feel that they are making the most important music of the 21st
century." Ivo Watts-Russell - 4AD label founder.
*The long awaited new album from Stars of the Lid is finally ready for your
sonic immersion, and it's truly outstanding.
*Painstakingly recorded, processed and assembled over the last five years,
SOTL once again deliver a massive work filling two compact discs and three
vinyl albums, clocking in at over two hours.
*On this new record SOTL have placed an emphasis on melodic development, moving
their epic soundscapes beyond mere drone and subsequently frustrating all the
typical ambient cliches associated with their music.
*Perhaps the best references for this current work would be found in the score
of the film Le Mepris by Georges Delerue, the orchetral works of Zbigniew
Preisner, or the 1958 CSO/Fritz Reiner recording of Hovhaness' Mysterious
Mountain, specifically the third movement.
*But in the final analysis, such comparisons are superfluous at best, as Stars
of the Lid have created a musical universe in which they are the sole inhabitant. Simply put, this album is a masterpiece.
Catalogue number: KRANK100