Magnog ‎– Magnog

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1 Lost Landing
Acoustic Guitar [12-string] – Dana ShinnElectric Guitar – Jeff Reilly
5:46
2 Relay 12:25
3 Learning Forgetfulness
Lyrics By [Poem] – Phil Drake
7:32
4 Shapeshifter
Synthesizer [Moog] – Dana ShinnSynthesizer [Moog], Electric Guitar – Jeff Reilly
14:35
5 A Moments Seam
Acoustic Guitar [12-string], Voice – Dana ShinnElectric Guitar – Jeff Reilly
4:43
6 Borne Upon Waves 15:23
7 Frame Of Reference
Synthesizer [Moog] – Dana Shinn
10:59
8 Loom 5:55

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Recorded September-October, 1995 at Private Radio, Seattle.
© 1996 Magnog.
Printed in Canada

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRANK 010 Magnog Magnog(2xLP, Album) Kranky KRANK 010 US 1996 Sell This Version

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February 18, 2016
Admittedly, it wasn't a previous screening that lured me into picking up "Magnog's" debut LP. On the contrary I had never heard of them until that very moment I saw it in the cd bin. With a cover that looked "spacey" and a font that smacked of Macintosh's default font - geneva; I soon found myself holding it in my hands and reading the song titles on the back.

This trio from Edmonds, Washington (I understand they are all "very young") play space rock that leans nicely on the ambient side of things. Lots of delay and moog musing, "Lost Landing" has to be my favorite because of it's brush with the acoustic guitar holding you to the ground while the sound drifts among the stars. "A Moments Seam" is equally as spiritual all loopy and shifting shape. Not unlike label mate's "Labradford" in that their canvas stretches far and wide.

It wasn't until I got back from an extended vacation in the Sierra's that I realized what the cover art was. A photograph of the stars with a lone tree top pointing the way to the hole in the clouds where a galaxy can be seen displaying its points of light....