Moving Mountains - The Warlocks - Heavy Deavy Skull Lover
Label: Tee Pee Records - TPE-082 • Format: CD Album 8 tracks • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Shoegaze
It was released on October 7, by record label Tee Pee. With this album, the Warlocks signed to Tee Pee Recordsa small psychedelia -themed record label also home to band cohorts, the Brian Jonestown Massacrewho reportedly requested that the Warlocks be signed. The album was recorded as a stripped Maestoso - Doris Hays - Henry Cowell - The Piano Music Of Henry Cowell four-piece, in departure from the octet, dual drummer formation of previous releases.
The album is produced by Rod Work To Do (Choice Club) - Vanessa Williams - Work To Do, who had previously worked on the Warlocks' debut album, Rise and Fall.
In contrast to the more refined sounding and major label released Surgerythe album features a rougher and less melodic sound, described Moving Mountains - The Warlocks - Heavy Deavy Skull Lover Drowned in Sound as akin to an "elongated jamming session".
Critics noted the album's darker sound than previous Warlocks albums. Describing the album's sound and mood, Pitchfork Media wrote: "The end goal here is the Cure : Live at Pompeii — lo-fi dirges heavy on slow-motion distortion, but with Hecksher's usual stoned-out sighs replaced by more pronounced, mopey affectations.
That the bookend tracks both feature the word 'death' in the title offers some indication of the kind of mood he's in, and the pervasively dreary mood makes it hard to tell where the pained opener 'The Valley of Death' ends and the quicksand-slow descent of Moving Mountains - The Warlocks - Heavy Deavy Skull Lover Mountains' begins. Drowned in Sound wrote "The Warlocks may just have released their best album to date.
While not containing the obvious singles of Phoenixthe album that ultimately lifted them into the spotlight of their own accord rather than via associations with co-conspirators, Heavy Deavy Skull Lover is by far their most ambitious, sprawling and intensely defiant collection of sounds [ Simply immense. Spinon the other hand, described it as "a middling version of shoegaze for people who stare at their hands. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.