THE USE OF ASHES Firetree

by Mellow Records MMP292

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about

It is as if from the glowing city lights The Use Of Ashes
are able to transform sounds like vocoder into an art form,
dark sounds synthesizers into beauties of light and space,
the songs, this time with a post-sixties psych-pop flavour
at times on some early tracks mostly, with acoustic guitars
amongst other instruments like zither and oboe create
such natural soundscapes with beautifully swelling sounds
and songs it is as if some mystical parts of nature
takes over, looming from around corners, moss and
growing trees appear, dragons are seen in small insects,
a lost world finds its way again.
Very much like the earliest albums of The Use Of Ashes,
here the group finds its way back, like the flickering light of
one by one images flight of an old art movie,
I can imagine the images very much with it.
This is a dreamy atmosphere attractive for its strength
in visual space. Some other elements are sitar,
tempura-drones and tabla which uplift even more the light
in its looming atmosphere endowed by uncovered
expectations, like the silence after a refreshing rain.
Very nice and recommended !

credits

released September 10, 1996

Line-up:
from Nederland

Maarten Scherrenburg
guitars, keyboards, vocals

Peter Van Vliet
guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals

Simon Van Vliet
keyboards, violin, vocals, organ

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