Holy SHIT this record is good. This showed up on my doorstep, and I had never even heard of the band before, but it is easily in the same league as anything we’ve talked about or sought out ourselves this year. Dragon Turtle’s “Almanac” is a huge, beautiful, expansive piece of psychedelic folk music. Let me drop some lines from the press release: “Dragon Turtle evokes Morricone landscapes as if painted by Glenn Branca, where dream atmospheres meet brutal realities of nature and relationships”. Also, “converging an influence of sound spanning from John Cale and Eno to Post-Punk conglomerates of folk and kraut rock”. Many genres are touched on here, but it all ends up being really, really good. Imagine if your favorite bedroom-psych artist was recorded and produced by Eno. It’s huge sounding, that’s for sure. Anyway, as far as the actual record, it comes in an awesome gatefold jacket, is on some intense splatter/split colored vinyl, has an edition of 500, and is $16 shipped. This gets our highest possible recommendation, I don’t see how you could not like it. Stream the whole album, then buy it at La-Soc.com.
This is the largest MP3 we’ve ever posted, and it’s worth it. Please just try not to kill us on bandwidth.