Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dead Meadow - Peel Sessions

Dead Meadow have never been shy about voicing their debt to authors such as Lovecraft and Tolkien, and in fact several of their albums are based loosely around the Old Gentleman's Dream Cycle stories. This aspect of Lovecraft's work doesn't get as much attention as the later Cthulhu Mythos stories, but Dead Meadow explores the delicate beauty and strange floating landscapes aptly and subtly. This brief 2001 Peel Session represents them at a very early stage, just getting comfortable in their nerdish hipster persona, working out the kinks of live performance. Not flawless by any means, it still feverishly reverberates the sound of wind-swept plains, huge yawning skies, and whispering alien tongues.
Good Moaning.

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