(VxPxC) - Porchmass

Porchmass

(VxPxC)

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 10 tracks 5.99
Download Album (flac) 10 tracks 6.99
Download Album (wav) 10 tracks 6.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

(VxPxC) - Porchmass

In the past two years, (VxPxC) has grown from a Golden State oddity to a Los Angeles institution. The trio of Grant Capes, Tim Goodwillie, and Justin McInteer have churned out an entire catalog of blissed-out improvisations that range from the organic and melodic to overblown chaos. There's never a dirth of new ideas flowing out of their collective minds, and on "Porchmass," their first proper CD release after a slew of CDRs and cassettes, they push the envelope into a whole new realm.

Recorded entirely on McInteer's porch in Terrace City, in East LA, "Porchmass" is a ramshackle choir singing in effigy to the orange polluted sunsets of Southern California. (VxPxC) only use a small arsenal of acoustic and battery-powered instruments, singing bowls, and pots & pans as makeshift-percussion, but it is magic junkyard orchestra. This is also the first appearance of the now-trademark accordian that graces recent (VxPxC) sessions. By using this array, the group traverses new territory somewhere near the islands of Jewelled Antler or The Vanishing Voice.

Despite the minimal setup, the songs on "Porchmass" are incredibly rich and diverse. Between the solemn notes of the accordian, washes of droning keyboards, and turbulent acoustic guitars rises a heartbroken voice that acts as a torch. The wordless vocals flicker like volcanic ash falling from a sunkissed sky. There's so many things at odds with each other throughout these pieces that the resulting dichotomies and trichotomies create an entirely new sound.

(VxPxC) is Los Angeles through-and-through. But this is not your grandfather's LA of Hollywood glam and cocaine binge weekends. Capes, Goodwillie, and McInteer are blessed by the sun and palm trees, but when you dig deeper you find the warm, inviting underbelly that keeps such an enormous city afloat. "Porchmass" is a quiet hymn for the populations that the outside world has forgotten.

Reviews

"These guys are a three-man scene, and a joy to follow." - Dusted Magazine

"I think it might be excellent. Hazy psych jams with a refreshing Morricone/soundtrack edge. It's drony, it's improvised/jammed, it's rather spooky and creepy, but it's also kinda sweet and cuddly and ultimately not quite like much else." - Blastitude

"Gloriously amorphous mix of Eno-like synth / electronics soundscapes and Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood-esque voodoo wailings and scrapings." - Apexonline

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI043DD)
  1. (VxPxC) - Shady Grace
  2. (VxPxC) - We Miss You Lightning Bugs
  3. (VxPxC) - Iridescent Green
  4. (VxPxC) - Upon Bonnie B.
  5. (VxPxC) - The Knife Sharpener's Dog
  6. (VxPxC) - The Pugilist & The Picnic'r
  7. (VxPxC) - Orange Shadows Rise
  8. (VxPxC) - White Face
  9. (VxPxC) - On the Corner Of
  10. (VxPxC) - Forget My Name

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Shady Grace 5m 16s £0.75
2 We Miss You Lightning Bugs 4m 2s £0.75
3 Iridescent Green 2m 4s £0.75
4 Upon Bonnie B. 4m 40s £0.75
5 The Knife Sharpener's Dog 8m 6s £0.75
6 The Pugilist & The Picnic'r 1m 51s £0.75
7 Orange Shadows Rise 4m 34s £0.75
8 White Face 3m 35s £0.75
9 On the Corner Of 7m 26s £0.75
10 Forget My Name 4m 25s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Shady Grace 5m 16s £0.75
2 We Miss You Lightning Bugs 4m 2s £0.75
3 Iridescent Green 2m 4s £0.75
4 Upon Bonnie B. 4m 40s £0.75
5 The Knife Sharpener's Dog 8m 6s £0.75
6 The Pugilist & The Picnic'r 1m 51s £0.75
7 Orange Shadows Rise 4m 34s £0.75
8 White Face 3m 35s £0.75
9 On the Corner Of 7m 26s £0.75
10 Forget My Name 4m 25s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Shady Grace 5m 16s £0.75
2 We Miss You Lightning Bugs 4m 2s £0.75
3 Iridescent Green 2m 4s £0.75
4 Upon Bonnie B. 4m 40s £0.75
5 The Knife Sharpener's Dog 8m 6s £0.75
6 The Pugilist & The Picnic'r 1m 51s £0.75
7 Orange Shadows Rise 4m 34s £0.75
8 White Face 3m 35s £0.75
9 On the Corner Of 7m 26s £0.75
10 Forget My Name 4m 25s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99