Eternal Tapestry

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Eternal Tapestry

Recorded in the foothills of Mount Hood outside its Portland, Ore., home base, Eternal Tapestry's sixth release unfolds in a meditative manner. Though culled from improvisational jams, this instrumental exploration of psych's deep catacombs never feels anything less than deliberate. The title track makes a compelling centerpiece. Against a heavy, eyelid-summoning backdrop of organ drone and synth burble, guitarist Nick Bindeman unleashes a space raga that clocks in north of 15 minutes. The jazz-inflected psychedelic noir of "Enchanter's Nightshade" builds on wah-wah guitar that splashes down in a slow boil of fuzz tempered by swirls of organ and sax. Even the brief synth interlude of "Woodland Anemone" tweaks head space by alluding to the vaguely menacing music used in Seventies TV Guide commercials. (Sun., 7:45pm, Elevation Amphitheater)

***.5

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