AHOY! Big news: We are super pleased to announce a new release from Bill Woods sublime 1/3 Octave Band project. Its been a while since we've heard from them and I'd assumed that Bill was too distracted by playing in Birdcatcher and the half dozen other outfits hes been spotted in around Wellington. But no- it turns out that Bill, and his occasional collaborator Jules Desmond, have been busy in some secret basement studio burning the midnight oil to produce what is perhaps the bands masterpiece to date.
The only word that I think does justice to Ultramarine is 'stately', although in its more ecstatic heights its gets kind of close to qualifying for 'grandeur' as well.. Really - Ultramarine is the sound of 2 blokes with electric guitars and a shitload of awesome pedals sitting down and constructing the modern equivilent of a Bach symphony or something.
There are field recordings and strangely homely electronic bleeps but its the sublime slow burning layers of guitar that pin you to your chair and leave you feeling somehow heightened. I can't recommend this album highly enough.
Lathe cut LP and CDR versions available from: