Silver Tongue SisyphusHoly Mountain
Recorded in Brooklyn, Germany, and Memphis, Silver Tongued Sisyphus follows Cloudland Canyon's well-received Requiems Der Natur 2002-2004 released on the Tee Pee label. The album's secular calls to prayer with humming, looping, and loping ambient passages are interspersed with bursting rhythmic energy and agitated guitar lines.
Pulling influences from the foggy ether of generations past, the band stakes their claim to the shadows of the cult musical culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s German underground scene. Live shows sound like unauthorized soundtracks to netherworld versions of The Swimmer or The Scorceror.
Originally released on vinyl in an edition of 96 copies, Silver Tongued Sisyphus is now available once again.
"... a stunning neo-psychedelic experience where the musical spirits of This Heat, Ash Ra Temple, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra are evoked, celebrated, and absorbed inside Uhlhorn and Wojan's shifting cloud-formations of sound."
"The group's debut album Requiems Der Natur 2002-2004 is a starry-eyed psych-rock opus with mystical aspirations and a Ph.D in minimalist-drone composition. It's as if they have read the world's great religious tomes and studied drones under master minimalist composers such as Steve Reich and Terry Riley."
"Bolstered into a deep, mystical vein of sonic poetry and rare melodic beauty, they make most freak folkies sound like fey daisy-pickers."