(2005) Blue Cloud

Davis Redford Triad

... read moreBlue Cloud, the third proper album from Davis Redford Triad (not including the live collection Code Orange), is not all that different from the previous two -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Once again, guitarist Steven Wray Lobdell (Sufi Mind Game, latter-day Faust, etc.) and friends make...

49′:05″ 9 Songs

1
Into The Mist
Davis Redford Triad
3:18
2
Violent Stupid Friend
Davis Redford Triad
4:48
3
Loop 03
Davis Redford Triad
2:43
4
The Temple Of The Jaguar
Davis Redford Triad
6:21
5
Mellowed For Over 80 Million Years
Davis Redford Triad
15:48
6
Clear Path To The Future
Davis Redford Triad
4:13
7
Latency
Davis Redford Triad
1:24
8
Bubble Wrap
Davis Redford Triad
3:25
9
Blue Cloud
Davis Redford Triad
7:05
Released 01 January 2005, ℗ Holy Mountain

Review

Blue Cloud, the third proper album from Davis Redford Triad (not including the live collection Code Orange), is not all that different from the previous two -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Once again, guitarist Steven Wray Lobdell (Sufi Mind Game, latter-day Faust, etc.) and friends make a bid for transcendence through mind-melting feedback, thudding rhythms, and searing, compressed squeals and squalls. And in the right frame of mind, it works very well. Save for a relatively brief political spoken-word piece from the Baseball Astrologer (with a miasma of sound surging underneath), Blue Cloud is all instrumental. Think Hendrix, Leigh Stevens, and Mokoto Kawabata and you're on the right astral plane. ~ Jason Nickey