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Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Mythos Folkways 5
Format: Cass
Label: Night People
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Final installment in the Mythos Fokways series, recorded late summer 07 by Mike Dixon in Chicago, mastered by Pete Swanson, the companion piece to the epic final double LP on NNF/RTB. Dark drifting psych rock, circular and uplifting, guitars weave around atmospheric electronics and R. Garbes signature propulsive drumming. Late dead encrusted shrine rock for the end times. Art by Garbes/Reed." -Night People
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Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Raccoo-oo-oon
Format: Double LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"All things must come to pass, if you love something set it free, its better to burn out than fade away, blah blah blah. No platitude can mask the permanent bummer of a favorite band breaking up in their prime, and such is the case with Iowa Citys most untamed civic treasure, feral-psych foursome Raccoo-oo-oon, who decided to dissolve this year after nearly half a decade of radical and galvanizing activity (tapes, tours, t-shirts, etc). Fortunately theyre generous sorts, so their parting gift to the fans/haters/planet is a vicious, thorny wilderness of endless, nameless songs heaved across four fried sides of black vinyl. Crawl a mile in their shoes. As far as R.I.P. band statements go, this self-titled monster is tough to beat, by far the most ambitious slabs of sounds the RAC pack has ever put together. Doomed, desperate prog-rock flailings decay into hollow purgatories of dimly pulsing ambience, only to re-erupt into pissed percussion firestorms and experimental electricity. There are a few moments of Behold Secret Kingdom-style focus, but for the most part the mood remains raw and acidic, four souls on edge, backs to the crowd, channeling everything they have left inside. Its deconstruction time again. Nearly 80 minutes of music, mastered by Pete Swanson, housed in reinforced double LP jackets with Andy/Daren in repose photo artwork, plus a pro-printed 11x11 insert. Edition of 500." - Not Not Fun.

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Behold Secret Kingdom
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $14.50
"Behold Secret Kingdom is the first proper fullength release from Iowa Citys Raccoo-oo-oon after several limited cd-r/tape/vinyl releases (including cd reissues on Time Lag and Release The Bats). The band spent the last year working with Behold Secret Kingdom, tremendous amounts of love and hard work has been put into this recording which now will be unleashed by Release The Bats! 8 new songs that takes the bands psychedelic and dynamic free-form punk from previous releases to new heights, this is definitely their most focused and perfected recording so far. Darker, denser and almost brutal at times, Behold Secret Kingdom is also the heaviest recording they have done. It only takes a few seconds into Black Branches and the mood is set for the rest of the album immediately. The stunning closer Tail At Prospect Peak could easiest be described as campfire-doom with its slow riffing, heavy use of percussion and chanted vocals (everything suddenly bursting out in a chaotic crescendo�?�). The trademark tribal-like drums is still present, as is the vocal drones and the furious saxophone swirls. Behold Secret Kingdom is a epic masterpiece, there is really no other way to describe it. Chaotic and all over the place, yet so beautiful. Puts earlier comparisons to bands like Excepter and Animal Collective to a shame! Recorded by Mike Dixon in Bloomington, IN. Full colour digipack with the bands now well-known amazing artwork."

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: Is Night People
Format: CD
Label: Release The Bats
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
"Swirling sax-and-effects-heavy free-form punk from Iowa Citys Raccoo-oo-oon. Is Night People is their first magical recording, 7 organic rituals creating a majestic outlet of neverending energy. Beautiful cascades of manipulated vocals and layers of feedback melting together over sunny explosions of insane drumming. In the vein of Sun City Girls, Here Comes The Indian-era Animal Collective, Excepter etc. The cd comes in a letterpressed black Arigato Pak with gold ink made by Stumptown Printers and stunning art by Shawn Reed in the band." - Release The Bats.

Artist: RACCOO-OO-OON
Title: The Cave Of Spirits Forever
Format: CD
Label: Time-Lag
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"hot new real cd reissue of the cdr version that went instantly out of print last year... raccoo-oo-oon are one of those bands that can somehow shift between seemingly divergent genres, while the whole time keeping a sound very much their own. the disc launches with a speed blasted, noise fueled, psych/punk rocker, slides into nearly grooving free-jazz territory, then into a gorgeous, buzzing/floating/tinkling bliss mantra, and thats just the first 3 tracks. things continue unfolding from there, but the overall sound constantly slips back to the sort of mantric, damaged rock thud these guys are clearly fond of. a rather thrilling and quite great ride... remastered by pete swanson (yellow swans) for extra punch. packaged in a full color off-set printed tri-fold art paper cover, reproducing shawn reeds original eyeball frying art, inside and out. woven japanese innersleeves. limited edition of 1000 copies." - Time Lag.

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