Devendra Banhart, Noah Georgeson ‎– Refuge

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Book Of Bringhi 3:32
A Cat 5:38
Rise From Your Wave 6:29
Peloponnese Lament 2:56
In A Cistern 4:21
Into Clouds 4:44
For Em 3:38
Three Gates 4:32
Horn In Deep Night 5:09
Sky Burial 5:33
Asura Cave 5:52
Aran In Repose 7:35
Lament Return 3:30

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Joe_Rice

Joe_Rice

October 11, 2021
referencing Refuge, 2xLP, DOC262
Have had two copies of the black vinyl, and neither is clean, with recurring tics and pops, especially on side C, even after a vacuum clean. Shame, as it's beautiful music.
paulopostfuture

paulopostfuture

September 25, 2021
referencing Refuge, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, DOC262
My copy was pretty much unlistenable out of the sleeve but after a clean it was dramatically improved and is now really nice to listen to.
n.robhenry

n.robhenry

September 21, 2021
referencing Refuge, 2xLP, DOC262
This black vinyl version sounds much better than the Limited Edition.
JRLIRL

JRLIRL

September 20, 2021
referencing Refuge, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, DOC262

Agreed, this pressing sounds like shit. Such a shame for this kind of music. Hard to enjoy with so much surface noise. I wrote to the label to see if anything can be done..
kanebanner

kanebanner

September 15, 2021
referencing Refuge, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, DOC262
Seems to be on blue vinyl instead of advertised sea glass.
Euphonics

Euphonics

September 14, 2021
referencing Refuge, CD, Album, DOC262
I know Devendra is a versatile artist. But if you told me he teamed up with another longtime collaborator and was about to release an album's worth of material from an entirely uncharacteristic genre, this would be about the last thing I'd have predicted. If presented in a multiple-choice format—with options like samba, hip hop, free jazz and post punk—I think I would have picked just about anything before 'modern classical'.

But as it turns out, this LP is surprising not only for its sheer oddness; but also for how darn well they pull it off.

Aptly named, Refuge is an album of stillness, patience and wonder. A cooling salve in the midst of a warming world. There's no lyrics, no grooves; hardly anything to grab onto at all. But in the tradition of the best ambient musics, we find that the notes *unplayed* are as important as the ones that are. The vast expanse of space in each composition gives room for thoughts to emerge. Ideas grow in the valleys of uncluttered atmospherics. The textures and tones are enough to make your hair stand up, without the need for drama and bombast. Fans of the two artists' prior work may not immediately gravitate to what's been accomplished here, but after the initial head-scratching is done, many listeners should find there's a lot to like about these minimalist little movie scores.

-Euphonics
jujuliquid

jujuliquid

August 24, 2021
referencing Refuge, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu, DOC262
My copy is noisy, full of static. Tested on 2 turntables. Such a shame as its a quiet and beautiful record that will benefit from zero pressing distractions. Anyone else experiencing issues?