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His Name Is Alive

RETURN TO NEVER HOME RECORDINGS 1979 - 1986 VOLUME 2

Disciples



limited clear lp + download

Released: 28th Feb 2020

£21.99

out of stock


The second compilation of otherworldly drone transmissions from the teenage bedroom of warren defever aka 'his name is alive', best known for his 90s albums for 4ad.

the home recordings compiled here pre-date any previously heard music from the hnia universe and reveal something quite different from their more polished vocal-led albums, presenting an immaculate sequence of hermetic instrumental tape experiments from early 80s suburban michigan. shimmering fx-smeared piano loops, pastoral acoustic sketches and aquatic strings paint a picture of ecstatic minimalism, long afternoons spent hiding from the midwest winter with a 4-track and a pile of records. this is the second in a three part series exploring the fertile his name is alive archives and is pressed on clear vinyl with no banding - the artist's intention is for the album to play through as a continuous sequence on each side. includes liner notes by mike mcgonigal, author of acclaimed books on my bloody valentine and galaxie 500.

RETURN TO NEVER HOME RECORDINGS 1979 - 1986 VOLUME 2

Tracklist

  1. Return To Never
  2. Lake Night
  3. Morning Machine
  4. Early Version
  5. Piano V
  6. To Remember
  7. My Thoughts Are To Thee Drawn
  8. Guitar Echo
  9. Forever Getting Lost
  10. Chords
  11. From The Night Tape
  12. Descending
  13. Last Thing Thought Of
  14. Whitesnake
  15. Gone