Drinking from Puddles on 12/09/09
Live on Drinking From Puddles for 12/09/09 it's Eternal Tapestry !!
"Eternal Tapestry is not a band that does anything in modesty. On its new vinyl-only LP, The Invisible Landscape, the trio—Nick Bindeman on guitar and vocals, Dewey Mahood on guitar, and Jed Bindeman on drums—rips, shreds, stomps, kicks and pummels its way past all the old psych-rock tropes. You know the stereotypes—aimless music; tunes with nowhere to go; noise for the sake of being weird and indulgent. On Landscape, none of this holds true, even after repeated listens. The record opens with Eternal Tapestry’s mission statement, a long, lengthy, mostly wordless jam called “Cathedral of Radiance.” It’s a formless piece of flowing magma, like Tangerine Dream on an especially epic drug trip. “Brain Drain” is all distorted drum fills and ripping solos, the speakers bursting with two dueling guitar leads. Side B is a little bit more accessible, with the krautrock pulse of “Temporal Starshine Voyage” anchoring a funky stoner jam. The Invisible Landscape is so masterfully created it makes what’s normally considered “difficult” music really fun to rock out to. This thing breathes replay value, continuous spins and late nights on which you get out of bed just to flip over the vinyl. Just be careful not to blow your speakers out."--MICHAEL MANNHEIMER/WILLAMETTE WEEK