Review of original Important Records CD version of 'Basilica'
Please note 'Basilica Origins (Deluxe) does not include the remixes referenced here
More drifty droney gear is in order as we just can't seem to get enough of it. Fortunately
Rameses III is at hand with their new 2CD set 'Basilica' on Important Records. The 2nd disc
(who says I have to do the 1st disc first?) is new tracks recorded live.... the 1st disc
features re interpretations of those tracks by folks like Robert Horton, Keith Berry,
Gregg Kowalsky and Neil 'Astral Social Club' Campbell. Long middle name right...... This
is lush stuff indeed. I've heard the reinterpretations disc twice now and the Keith Berry
reinterpretation is one of the warmest pieces of Drone music I've heard in ages. It's well
Kranky..... with a bit of Eno. The Origins disc (ie the live tracks) is completely beautiful
warm ambient music with layers and textures that lull you into this lush 2 disc set....
Again I can hear lots of Eno.... but with a healthy dose of Loren Connors chucked in. On
both discs there are some of the most gorgeous ambient atmospheric pieces of music I've
heard in ages. Fantastic stuff!!
Thursday 20 March 2008