Palace Of The Night Skies
Palace of the Night Skies consists of two long-form tracks recorded in 2008 at the Tapestry Space in Portland, Oregon by the band’s core lineup of Dewey Mahood on guitar, Nick Bindeman (JOMF) on guitar and occasional vocals and Jed Bindeman (Heavy Winged) on drums. “Prism Light Traveller” covers the album’s entire first side and is rich with snarling and overblown psych guitar heroics. While no listener could ever ignore the big-time guitar workouts present throughout the album as a whole, Jed Bindeman’s deft and metronomic drumming propels “Prism…” along its trail straight into the fiery heart of the sun. Much as in his other band, Heavy Winged, Bindeman’s drums provide the perfect background for the dueling, multi-directional guitar work. The album’s second side is the substantially more pensive and atmospheric “The Hidden Void.” This track’s slow boil is punctuated with incendiary psych solos and cryptically buried vocals. Taken as a whole, Palace of the Night Skies is ready and able to provide any listener in need with the set and setting for a perfect night in.
The LP is pressed on 180g RTI vinyl and housed within a classy letterpressed cover (courtesy of our buddies at dexterity press in chicago) bearing silver foil ink on deep midnight blue paper and bearing new artwork by loni gaghan. all copies of the album are accompanied by a glass-mastered CD (not CDR) of the two album tracks in addition to a bonus track (“hermetic secrets”).