Cloudland Canyon

Silver Tongued Sisyphus

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"Silver Tongued Sisyphus", the first Cloudland Canyon release for Kranky was recorded in Brooklyn, Germany and Memphis. It follows on the heels of the well received "Requiems Der Natur 2002-2004" album released on the Tee Pee label. "Silver Tongued Sisyphus" is a secular call to prayer with humming, looping and loping ambient passages interspersed with bursting rhythmic energy and agitated guitar lines. Recent live shows have sounded like an unauthorized soundtrack to netherworld versions of The Swimmer or The Scorceror. In Greek mythology Sisyphus was a king punished in the underworld by being cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill throughout eternity. '...A stunning neo-psychedelic experience where the musical spirits of This Heat, Ash Ra Temple and The Mahavishnu Orchestra are evoked, celebrated and absorbed inside Uhlhorn and Wojan's shifting cloud formations of sound.' - The Wire.

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