Voice of the Seven Woods
Former Fallout Records owner and current Tigertail proprietor Tim Hayes was telling me recently that he's been really into Turkish psych. Many take Tim's word as God, so when the Wall of Sound folks threw those adjectives around to describe Voice of the Seven Woods, I was nearly sold- without even hearing a note (though after they played it over the store's system, I scrambled to grab what I could). Though he's not Turkish- the Manchester-based man behind VOTSW, Rick Tomlinson (who has close ties to the B-Music collective) borrows heavily from the Eastern realms to kick out some jangly velvety, levitating magic carpets of sound that could quickly become my new jam for early '08 rotations. Too bad I gave it to someone else for Christmas.