Release Date: 16 February 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Axis:Sova Early Surf Limited Vinyl LP
· ‘Early Surf’ is the second full-length from Axis: Sova - a journey that’s landed on a couple of 7”s and most recently a gnarly cassette along the way - but Sova’s been playing and recording for awhile now so the issue of getting sounds from within his head all the way out of there and into the mix is less a battle and more a way of life.
· To go all the way at any given phase, Axis: Sova was
brought home and to a variety of locales where recording and re-recording and mixing and remixing could potentially reach the infinite. It’s there he got really down into it, collaging riffs and inspirations, scraping and scrapping the blown-out waves from his amps to make songs. Tweaking the minutia with headphones Axis: Sova fought the cassette tape limits in order to get a slice of weirdo bedroom vibecake
with a mega bent guitar focus in order to make ‘Early Surf’.
· All kinds of tones exist on ‘Early Surf’ but spontaneity
and first takes - those are the coveted sonics. Capturing waves inappropriately, building on warped and melted foundations, Axis: Sova erected a transmitter to draw in the deep space we’re all so ready for. Even though the sounds are thick with damp skin basement murk and Vaseline’s rubbed
sexily on the lens; even though the lyrics are unbalanced, damaged-receptor type musings, barked / crooned in mangled, cross-talking voices you can’t really hear anyway, the wildness and beat, the drive and energy, the licking and strutting stuttering of guitar rock ‘n’ roll that so inspired young Sova is out in full effect, riptiding from shore to shining shore.
1. We Turn Pale
2. Blinding White
3. Afflicted Taste
4. Ask Me About My Smell
5. Secret Hand
7. Fractal Ancestry
8. Dictator of a Flower
9. Early Surf