“Desire Sings Just One True Song” (by Monosov/Swirnoff)
Acoustic Guitar -
Bass - Siavash Ghamaty (tracks: A1)
Drums - Brandon Relf (tracks: B1, B2) , Nathan Hubbard (tracks: A1, A2)
Drums, Percussion - David Hurley (2) (tracks: B1 to B4)
Guitar - Preston Swirnoff (tracks: B1 to B4)
Guitar [Lead] - Jason Piper (tracks: A1)
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Hurdy Gurdy, Harmonica, Banjo [Bowed], Whistle [Thai], Gong, Percussion - Ilya Monosov (tracks: A1, A2)
Organ [Air], Synthesizer [Analog], Bass, Percussion, Melodica, Glockenspiel, Piano [Toy] - Preston Swirnoff (tracks: A1, A2)
Saxophone [Alto] - Zuri Waters (tracks: B3)
Trumpet - David Hurley (2) (tracks: B3)
Vocals - Ilya Monosov (tracks: A1) , Preston Swirnoff (tracks: A2)
Vocals, Bass, Organ, Melodica, Piano, Flute [Bamboo], Percussion, Drums, Synthesizer [Analog] - Ilya Monosov (tracks: B1 to B4)
eclipse press release:
california sound artists ilya monosov and preston swirnoff return with two more sonic labyrinths stretched over disparate terrain. as on their previous albums, monosov and swirnoff
cast boundaries to the wind. disillusioned and wise to the ways of the
world, the duo not only succeeds in propping up the shambolic planet
they created on recorded works vol. 1 & vol. 2, but also in soaring toward the furthest reaches of distant suns.
where volume 3 is steeped in elegiac drones and tones, volume 4 turns off the main road and heads toward a fuzzed-out oblivion. this record is actually a split between the monosov/swirnoff duo and their band habitat sound system. opener "needle's eye" throws back to side b of volume 2 and another monosov/swirnoff band, the shining path. with spaced-out hints of les rallizes denudes, this is a cosmic transport into the stratosphere. the other duo track, "desire sings just one true song," is the antithesis of "needle's eye." unplugged and methodic, it unfolds like an impulsive narrative where the ending seems as unlikely as the storyline. organic drones of hurdy gurdy, harmonic, and bowed banjo meander over streams of abstract percussion. it pours perfectly into a dub-infused rhythm that closes out the side. habitat sound system pick up this theme with impressive ease with four tracks straight from the kingston underground. smoke-filled jams sound as though they've been hibernating all winter complete with horns, synthesizers, organs, and more. in the habitat sound system, it never rains, only shines." - brad rose.
edition of 500 copies
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