Release date: 10/15/1997
Genre: Ambient, Space Rock
Volume 8 in Darla's successful Bliss Out Series was originally released in October of 1997. This digital reissue features two tracks previously only available on the bonus 10" packaged exclusively with the LP, which was limited to 1000 and sold out in less than a year. These two tracks, "You Have to Dance with the Devil" and "If You Want to Soar with the Angels" have never been available digitally before now.
Recommended if you like: Spiritualized, Cocteau Twins, Neu!
Eric Campbell, Loren Jackson and Sid Tucker were three sweet kids from Dearborn, MI who came out of the Michigan Space Rock scene and instantly crossed over to the larger, international Post Rock scene. They were active from 1996 to 1999 and recorded three fine albums: Wading & Waiting: Bliss Out Vol. 8 (Darla), Transient Waves (i/Che) and Sonic Narcotic (Fat Cat). They also released four singles: Heroin Jam 7" (Mind Expansion), Transient Waves, Dakota Suite split 7" (Ché), Transient Waves Born With A Body And Fucked In The Head with remixes by Two Lone Swordsmen, Skye 12" (Fat Cat) and a collaborative single with Low, Piano Magic, Transient Waves 7" (Rocket Girl).
Original album description:
Transient Waves have already proven their dexterity at layering drums, cello, oboe, guitars, voice and recorded sounds into masterworks of mood and catalysts for dreamy spaces in the imagination. On Wading & Waiting, Transient Waves draw together the aquatic and otherworldly with three lengthy tracks comprising the skillfully beat-laden (with live drums nonetheless) and thoroughly mind-blowing "Peaceful Madman", the soothingly plodding, lullaby-like "Rest For The Weary" and the utterly breathless and atmospheric "Always Ascending". These compositions, conjured in home studios on two coasts, feed off their proximity to the ocean and evoke suspended underwater worlds made brilliantly luminescent by the bright moonlight, which bends and twists in ribbons of gold as it penetrates the crystal clear waters they call home.
Download/stream track list: 1. Peaceful Madman, 2. Rest for the Weary, 3. Always Ascending, 4. You Have to Dance with the Devil (Bonus Track), 5. If You Want to Soar with the Angels (Bonus Track)
CD track list: 1. Peaceful Madman, 2. Rest for the Weary, 3. Always Ascending
10" (with now sold out vinyl LP) track list 4. You Have to Dance with the Devil (Bonus Track), 5. If You Want to Soar with the Angels (Bonus Track)
1. I'm On This Rocket, 2. Pantherman, 3. Bourgeois Blues, 4. Cuban Rebel Girl, 5. Tina, the Go-Go Queen, 6. She's a Bad Motorcycle, 7....