Interview With High Places
A NEON WHIRLING DERVISH SPINNING THROUGH THE MURKY SHADOWS OF YOUR DEEPEST DESPAIR
The Los Angeles-based duo High Places make primitive, polyrhythmic music which is as ambient as the day is lengthy and as hypnotic as a neon whirling dervish spinning through the murky shadows of your deepest despair. The name by the way is metaphoric, but also refers to a point of great vantage affording broad perspectives – a notion which is indicative of the organic, expansive eargasm of fluid trance that the pair create. If you contemplate a blurry backbone of folkish percussion carpet-bombed with echoes, reverb and ethnic incantations, and further augmented with altitude sickness, then you’re almost in the zone.
I’m sure you’ll agree that not only is this photo-interview one of the best yet in terms of poise, colours, artisanity and juxtaposition, but this hella-good free download also compliments the images perfectly. Moy tranquillo y moy bien. Mas moy por favor.
Right now (it’s fair to say) we are a little bit in love with High Places and have even done a little wee in our trousers as a statement of intent. As with other site contributors Pit Er Pat (who ply a similar ambient path) High Places are signed to the rather excellent Thrill Jockey. Their new LP (High Places vs. Mankind) drops on March 23rd and in support of this High Places are embarking on a mammoth world tour. A tour soooo big in fact that we don’t have space to print all their dates so be sure to check their MySpace via the handy link. Such great heights indeed.