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Beyond the 4th Door

Thrill Jockey
Thrill 252 - 2011

Thrill Jockey's 30th anniversary re-issue - deluxe repress on translucent orange & green splatter vinyl. Fully artworked inner sleeve and download coupon enclosed.

LP reissue date is March 18th! CDs are shipping immediately.

Eternal Tapestry, psych underground legends, started in the fall of 2005, conceived after original members Nick Bindeman ( Tunnels,  Jackie-O Motherfucker) and Dewey Mahood (Plankton Wat,  Rose City Band) discovered their mutual love of Sonny Sharrock and Neu! It was these two vastly different artists who helped the band's sound take shape, free improvised guitar with structured rhythms and lots of layered ambient sound. 

Nick's younger brother Jed (Heavy Wingled) moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2006 to join the Band. In 2009 Ryan Carlile (Cloaks) joined the band on saxophone and synth, and Krag Likins joined as bassist, completing this album's  line up.

On their Thrill Jockey debut Eternal Tapestry delivered an album not unlike their epic live shows. Beyond the 4th Door contains long stretches of melodic guitar improvisations, dark brooding songs that slowly build and expand to allow in layers of light. The album was recorded in their home studio and was created by recording more that two hours of material, mostly live, and hand picking what you hold in your hands. There is a free and open nature to their structure creating for the listener a spacious environment to explore. Harkening back to the early 70's experimental rock that inspired them, such as Popol Vuh, Cluster and Trad Gras och Stenar, Beyond the 4th Door is an album meant to be listened to in its entirety.

There is no single, no easy sound bite. It is not a record made for the streaming pop world – it is a record made despite it. The brooding psych rock builds from the contemplative, atmospheric opener of "Ancient Echos" through to the heavy epic "Galactic Derelict", taking the listener way out and then gently calling them back with the reprise of Nick's ghostly vocals on "Reflections in a Mirage". The album finishes with a hint of light in the delicate guitar and bass interplay, floating on the ambient waves created by the open cymbal and horn work of "Time Winds Through a Glass, Clearly".

This is an absolutely essential classic of a touchstone album for modern psyche rock. Dive in and explore the world Beyond the 4th Door.



  • 1 Ancient Echoes
  • 2 Cosmic Manhunt
  • 3 Galactic Derelict
  • 4 Reflections in a Mirage
  • 5 Time Winds Through a Glass, Clearly

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