North (5) ‎– Ruins

Cavity Records ‎– CVR06
Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Clear With White Haze
CD, Mini-Album, Limited Edition, Reissue


A1 The Black Gate 3:35
A2 Ethereal Uncovering 3:23
A3 Ruins 6:03
B1 Nex In March 4:25
B2 Ash 5:34
B3 Farewell When The Road Darkens 5:21
1 The Black Gate 3:35
2 Ethereal Uncovering 3:23
3 Ruins 6:03
4 Nex In March 4:25
5 Ash 5:34
6 Farewell When The Road Darkens 5:21



Recorded at The Panda Studios in Oakland, CA, USA.

Previously released on a <a href="">CDr</a> in 2007.

This re-release comes features a new cover and contains both vinyl and CD. Neither are available separately.

Limited edition:
318 on clear with white haze vinyl (<b>this</b>)
200(ish) on yellow with black "planets" vinyl.

<small>This release does not specify instruments for the performers. Kyle Hardy and Peter Ridgeway are credited here, but didn't contribute to the music on this particular record.</small>

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VSE004 North (5) Ruins(CDr, MiniAlbum) Valsé! Records VSE004 US 2007 Sell This Version
AWE99929-1 North (5) Ruins(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Num, RE, Tra) Apewhale AWE99929-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
CVR06 North (5) Ruins(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd, RE, Yel + CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd, ) Cavity Records CVR06 US 2008 Sell This Version
AWE99929-1 North (5) Ruins(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Apewhale AWE99929-1 US 2017 Sell This Version



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September 21, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Who says we're looking for more? I think we really do just want the same thing, not exactly repeated but definitely synonymous in nature. These tunes are highly addictive spurts of amazing guitar-driven music. Familiar but still brand new to the ears. These songs feel epic yet end all too quickly. I would love to hear this band blast these sonic sonnets from a mountain top. Lovely and earthy, always moving and building to great point. The intros are chilled and grow before breaking out into real jams. The brilliant percussion and undulating bass compliment the guitar's everchanging voice. Very well composed.
Unlike most of NORTH's epic guitar wielding peers, these songs feel more thought out, sounding less like a jam session, resulting in a tight composition worth hearing again just for the sake of being so darn good. There's nothing hidden, there are no nuances to be rediscovered, it's not necessary. This music is perfection in its simplest form. The album creates an excellent current to fuel the night (or morning).
I believe hearing it on vinyl makes the experience all the more enjoyable but really I was first introduced to it on mp3 and instantly fell in love. Highly, I will emphasize highly, recommended.