E GONE / Advice to Hill Walkers
by E GONE
☆☆☆☆ | “…exists at the convergence point between psychedelia and various ethno-traditional forms of music. Through the skillful juxtapositions of instruments such as banjo, bouzouki and sitar, we seem to be in multiple times and locations at once. … melodic motifs galore here, with each song a densely-packed miniature bursting with detail: ‘Mark The Spot Where You Leave The Injured’ is a sinister sea shanty from the Indian Ocean; ‘Build Your Camp Out Of Alpine Moss’ is a lonesome mountain blues against a hailstorm of synth; ‘Fast Before Stalker Season’ is hypnotic electro dub at a Syrian wedding. This is a gem of an album, mysterious, entrancing and fun.”—Shindig! Magazine
‘Advice to Hill Walkers’, the second full-length album by Swedish musical explorer E GONE, appeared just briefly on cassette in 2015 via the Zeon Lights label, garnering high praise from the small circle of tuned-in antennae that caught the transmission. Musically, it’s a stunner: An all-instrumental travelogue of an upward trek through a rugged landscape (as literal or metaphorical as you’d like), twelve station points mapped out across endlessly varied ethno-electro-psychedelic terrain. For this new CD edition, Sunrise Ocean Bender and Deep Water have combined resources to give the album the deluxe upgrade it deserves in both sound and packaging, with expanded (two additional tracks) and reworked (remixed and remastered) audio, and housed in a gorgeous Stumptown-printed cover with a foldout poster insert.
Available as a download only.