Past Lives: Tapestry of Webs
Past Lives ? the Seattle quartet consisting of Jordan Blilie, Mark Gajadhar, Morgan Henderson and Devin Welch ? present Tapestry of Webs, their debut full-length release. As the summer of 2009 pooled into the fall leaves and grey wash, the group captured 12 songs with producer / engineer Steve Fisk, taking initial tracks from Seattle’s Avast! studios to Fisk’s home recording den for completion. The result is an album that crawls from the primordial ooze of anti-parent culture sound to stand on newly formed legs, moving forward with carefully considered steps. Here, sibling harmonies are offered to The Wickerman death-dub, tom-toms locked in hypnotic BPM. Guitars alternate between glistening pop tones, ethereal bliss out and raw rhythmic ruin. Throughout, each song delves deep into the blank gaze, the experience of everyday living as viewed through the tired eyes of uncertainty and doubt. It’s all kinda “vibey”.