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7 tracks, 56 minutes. The San Francisco duo produce a lush and weighty mix of compositional sensibilities and sonic capabilities. A refreshing breach in the realm of pop.
This San Francisco duo, much praised for their awe-inspiring live sets and loop-heavy soundscapes ,have taken their sonic vision to the next level. After three years of experimentation within their performance, both on-stage and in the studio, the band has developed their craft into an art form. Tartufi welcomed engineer and co-producer Tim Green back into the control room and spent over four months recording and mixing what has become their most ambitious work to date. Further exploring the boundaries of vocal and instrumental layering, poly-rhythmic deconstruction and song arrangement, Nests of Waves and Wire is a lush and weighty mix of the band's compositional sensibilities and sonic capabilities. Having created a sound both entirely refreshing and wholly vital, the momentum behind them shows no sign of slowing. Sounding like a 10-piece band backed by a full choir, NOWAW is a refreshing breach within the realm of today's popular music.
1.Fear Of Tall Giraffes, Fear Of Some Birds
4.Church Of Hanging Leaders
6.Fleet Week (The Corruption Of Incredible Inventions)
7.Hole Or Space
Running time: 56 mins
Stuff People Said:
"A haunting record of mercurial, generically evasive songs, the hefty running times of which belie the fact they are neither self-consciously epic or 'progressive', nor look-at-me weird; calling this music 'schizophrenic' implies a wackiness that's entirely absent. Indeed, Nests of Waves and Wire's considerable sense of coherency comes both from its uniformly melancholic tone and the slow but purposeful pace with which the songs unfold. It doesn't sound like Tartufi are making it up as they go along; more like they're somehow uncovered a collection of very strange old spirituals and decided they might have a go covering them. In a folk-noise-metal-choral-ambient style." - Drowned In Sound #1 Lost Album of 2009
"An expansive lattice of twinkling loops, math-rock crunch and none-more-giddy harmonies. Animal Collective fans in search of further post-psych rapture should bend an ear to these compulsive, crisply produced workouts." - Mojo 4 out of 5 stars
"This is huge. Imagine Animal Collective boxing their way out of rock's paper bag without putting down their guitars first and you have it, crudely. The San-Franciscans charge from played-with-shards-of-broken-glass guitar to crescendos that manage somehow, to sound both jubilant and doomed." - NME
"Suffice to say, Nests Of Waves And Wire is more than the sum of its very varied parts. At times the sheer musical breadth and vastness of tracks...are almost overwhelming. As dramatic as the changing of the seasons NOWAW is a vital celebration of the power and immensity of sound and the human voice. Perfect springtime listening." - Wears The Trousers
"A dizzying construct of lunatic prettiness. It all flows together, like a fantastical alien river." - Rocksound 8 out of 10 stars
"With each twist on Nests Of Waves And Wire there is something new to obsess over, whether it's complete u-turn in the previous drum pattern, an obtuse reverberation chamber that swallows the whole middle section...or a vocal hook that contradicts everything you thought you'd gathered from the first 20 minutes of the album. It becomes so utterly unpredictable...the purest and most essential thing about it." - Rock A Rolla
"Multi-layered hollering is mounted on crazy synths and disjointed loops and the beats are ever changing; the whole thing a savage maelstrom of sound." - Alternative Ulster 7 out of 10 stars
"Tartufi build intricate loops of organic alt rock and lay freak folk riffs over clattering campfire rhythms. The effect is rapturous, strident." - PLAN B
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