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Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Fields Within Fields
Format: LP/CD
Label: 3Lobed
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Theyre back. Heavy Winged has continued to stretch their leathery, scarred, er, wings and grow since their last release for Three Lobed Recordings, 2008s Alive In My Mouth. The band was determined to make Fields Within Fields into a significant part of their discography from the very outset. In October 2009, the band decided to enter the 5D Studios in Brooklyn to engage in what would be a first-time experiment - recording in a multi-track studio with overdubs planned from the sessions start. Prior to this experience the bands entire catalog was centered on displaying their ferocious live spirit. Having already proven themselves to be adept at creating grand and heavy statements in an improvised, one-take-only setting, they felt that were ready for the challenge of being both improvisational and composition-minded. The band hunkered down for the session and even brought in some friends to help augment the Heavy Winged vibe. Their time in 5D yielded the two dark fruits which combine to form Fields Within Fields. Brutal and hard, Among The Maori leads the album off and encompasses the entire first side of vinyl. The track opens with a slow, deliberate fade into Jed Bindemans (Eternal Tapestry, Jackie-O Motherfucker) tribal drumbeat. This beat may start controlled but the tracks velocity and volume continue to accelerate, eventually turning Among The Maori into a highly tuned jet engine. Ryan Heberts guitar playing is exceptional throughout, beginning with an initial prolonged banshee-like wailing and slowly building and fully giving way to a fantastically cranking and grinding post-metallic din by the tracks conclusion. Among The Maori stands out among the bands entire catalog as perhaps their truest moment. The albums second side is fully dedicated to the drone doom opus The Hum Of The Universe." Includes insert and bonus CD entitled Infinite In Every Direction." -3Lobed

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Feel Inside
Format: CD
Label: Archive
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"A brand new three-track release from Portland/ Brooklyn based unit, HEAVY WINGED, following a recent reissue CD, and the excellent Three Lobed release Blacc Lust. Feel Inside is  a long playing journey into psych-noise dronedom, and has been hailed as being akin to the Bardo Pond brothers recording in the lo-fi/high-fuzz-induced kitchen of the Goslings. Packaged in double cover center opening sleeves with an outer vellum overlay shell designed and executed by CHASED MIDDAUGH. Single pressing of 600 copies." - Archive

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Shaking, Waking
Format: LP
Label: Aurora Borealis
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"The Shaking, Waking LP consists of two lengthy tracks: "Tidal Blackness" is a 23-minute cloud of improvised guitar and bass drone, underpinned with sparse percussive elements and dappled with the rays of ethereal melodies. This track, recorded live in Oakland in 2008, represents the more gentle side of HEAVY WINGED in some ways and is largely soothing. The second side harbors "Morning Flesh," 18 minutes that veer towards the caveman Krautrock of the recent Alive in my Mouth LP, drums pounding, Neanderthal guitar chugging, though with a melodic haze drifting across the musical landscape like a lysergic mistral, leading the listener ever further into the shifting sands of the forbidden zone. Pressed on 180-gram transparent pale gray vinyl, limited to 500 pieces in a heavyweight matte sleeve." - Aurora Borealis.

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: We Grow
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Today is the greatest. Cause time has come for total take off. Brooklyn/PDX instrumental interstellar overdrivers Heavy Winged deliver the most gravity-crushing pair of fight-flight journeys in their entire cumulative psych revolution thus far. And it is glorious. We Grow is the apex realization of every tectonic assault, wind tunnel vortex, and outer space meltdown HW have ever unleashed across the past 15 months worth of stunning CDRs, splits, and comp appearances. The A side, A Stretch of Time,slow-burns an ascent into explosive galactic violence, guitars, bass, and drums detonating into endless feedback fireworks. Then Shifting Cloudscloses the album, marching a drifting riff of haze and mass into a majestic no mans land of darkening space. A masterpiece record, and packaged accordingly. Blackened-blue vinyl LPs with collage center labels housed in full-color pro-printed jackets, in sleeves adorned with rad oval vinyl stickers." -Not Not Fun.
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Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Spreading Center
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $15.00
"Two new long tracks from Heavy Winged, following up releases on Three Lobed, Archive, Not Not Fun etc. Massive and big-sounding stuff, but with more subtle and quiet openings and endings, and without ever loosing the abrasive feeling of being dragged in grit and dirt forever and ever. Driving and powerful proto-psych-metal that manages to sound very much improvised and extremely focused and precise at the same time. Both tracks recorded live, Loudun recorded in Davis, California on 6/30/08. Strigoi recorded in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York on 11/2/07. Limited one-time pressing of 500 copies. Dual Plover gatefold sleeve with black felt and artwork by Twin Vixen. Play it loud." -Release The Bats

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Alive In My Mouth
Format: LP + CD
Label: Three Lobed
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Last summers CD release for HEAVY WINGED, Blacc Lust, flew out of here and really seemed to find a good home with folks. Following up on that response comes the massive and dense blowout that is Alive In My Mouth. Comprised of two of the bands dirtiest and, quite simply, heaviest tracks, it is music for tearing down physical walls. Each copy includes a complete CD that features both of the album tracks in addition to a "bonus" 17 minute track. Edition of 647 copies pressed on 180-gram RTI vinyl, housed in heavy art sleeves bearing new artwork by MICHAEL CANICH and letterpressed by Dexterity Press." - Three Lobed

Artist: HEAVY WINGED
Title: Sunspotted
Format: LP
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Heavy Winged are a sprawling North American trio made up of drummer Jed Bindeman, bassist Brady Sansone and guitarist Ryan Hebert. Over the last few years, the band have released a cacophonous splatter of cassettes, vinyl and CD-Rs for Not Not Fun, Digitalis, Aurora Borealis and a handful of other esteemed imprints. Most of these have been mercilessly grimy signifiers of their buzzing free-rock style, and were recorded poorly to almost accentuate the harsh guitar tones and double-time blast beats. This latest jagged offering, however, is a rare beast in the Heavy Winged canon, offering a higher-fidelity peek into their muddled world. This time around, the band escaped to a "real" studio to record two slices of extended sludge rock, which come across as wider than ever, thanks to some fresh recording techniques. Something like an unholy union between the sheet-noise of Yellow Swans and the blissful sub-harmonic transcendence of early Mogwai or Sonic Youth, Sunspotted is an album that takes tried-and-tested sounds and bends them beyond recognition. Sure, plenty of bands have made distorted, blurred, guitar noise before, but rarely with the conviction and wit of Heavy Winged. With their early explorations into doom and metal, we find the band on a high, framing their high-octane jitter into something that could almost be mistaken for beautiful. Just as the aforementioned Yellow Swans took their sound from the outer reaches of noise to something, dare I say it, pretty, Heavy Winged have focused their three individual powers to come up with an album that revels in its depth and shimmering beauty. It might take a few listens to reveal its layers, but Sunspotted is a challenging and rewarding listening experience. Standing at the top of the bands already estimable catalog of albums and EPs, this album finds them at a key moment, a moment where they have found a balance between fidelity and grit, harmony and discord. Step in, turn it up and let yourself descend. Cut at Berlins D+M." - Type.

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