Barn Owl / Conjurer, The
Album: Conjurer, The   Collection:General
Artist:Barn Owl   Added:Jun 2010
Label:Root Strata  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-06-13 Pull Date: 2010-08-15 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20
Airplays: 1 2 2 3 5 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 25, 2021: Some Songs Without Words
Into The Red Horizon
4. Mar 28, 2018: Brownian Motion
Across The Deserts Of Ash
2. Aug 19, 2020: Some Songs Without Words
Into The Red Horizon
5. Aug 02, 2017: Brownian Motion
Into The Red Horizon
3. Nov 22, 2018: Being as an ocean
Across The Deserts Of Ash
6. Mar 23, 2017: Reckless Burning
Into The Red Horizon

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-06-09
Local long-form psyche duo, dual guitars primarily, use space, beauty, and slow passages to create a bleak landscape of droney twangy dreamlike narcosis. A fitting soundtrack to bleaker scenes in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy/Blood Meridian. Leaving out references to recent Joshua tree recorded Earth would be disingenuous. That said these guys take that to another level, are not plundering. Other obvious refs would be Sunn((O))), Boris when they drone, Sujo, Nadja. All your favorite bands to listen to while on prescription painkillers. All instrumental, no FCCs.

1) references to recent Earth apply, slow twangy guitar with slow plod drums
2) quiet fade in, twangs are in amongst a musical droning backdrop and the long track doesn’t gain volume for a good 10 minutes, and does so almost subliminally, at which point it’s a lovely drone wash that slowly fades down with ~5 min remaining then enters a pleasant ambience
3) again, the slow twang Earthy plod with drums
4) acoustic guitar, ebow duet to start, evolves into a drone wash that has subtle voices, different in that it doesn’t rely entirely on volume and guitar sustain to create the wash, at 2 minutes remaining sparsely played piano appears and lead the way out

Track Listing
1. Into The Red Horizon   3. Procession Of Golden Bones
2. Across The Deserts Of Ash   4. Ancient Of Days