Crescent - Now

PLANET RECORDS

  • £16.99


Crescent were formed in Bristol in the early 1990's by Matt Jones, Sam Jones, Chris Locke and Jasper Larsen, part of a close-knit experimental scene that included Flying Saucer Attack, Movietone, and Third Eye Foundation.

Released in 1995 on Planet Records, Crescent's debut album, Now, is, overall, a much noisier affair than their later records, which tend to focus more on slower, quieter moments of sonic experimentation. In fact, when compared side-by-side, the raw intensity of Now, with Matt's determined vocals riding waves of crashing feedback and distorted guitars, is quite a contrast to the band's latest album, 2017's Resin Pockets, which showcases the much gentler acoustic experimental-pop side of the band. But the genius of Crescent is really fully appreciated by viewing the entire arc of their recorded work, and the progression of their sound, and that of the closely related Movietone, and Balky Mule.

An incredible and unrestrained debut, Now is the sound of garage-rock being stretched out and distilled with the influences of free-jazz and avant-noise. Yet, in the midst of what can sometimes seem a darkly claustrophobic and chaotic record, there is brightness and beauty, and the vehement thrill of this timeless album is its passionate vision and optimism; its insistent call that "it's not 1969, it's now" is as true now as it has ever been.

 

TRACKLIST:
  1. Sun
  2. Superconstellation
  3. Intermission
  4. Third Light Home
  5. Song
  6. Exit
  7. New Sun
  8. House In The Desert
  9. Traces
  10. Light Will Pour From Our Eyes

 

 

also available:
Crescent - Resin Pockets   LP | CD

see also:
Movietone - The Blossom Filled Streets   LP | CD
Movietone - The Sand And The Stars   LP
The Balky Mule - The Length Of The Rail   CD
Headfall - Stars Don't Shine To Noise
   LP



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