Thursday, September 18, 2008

Inca Ore - Birthday of Bless You

Inca Ore
Birthday of Bless You
(2008, Not Not Fun)
File Under = Ghost music

After Grouper landed on the Forest Gospel radar a couple of years ago it was only a matter of time before similarly ethereal, Oregon apparition exorcist, Inca Ore, found her way to our ears. Known by family and friends as Eva Saelens, Inca Ore has been kicking up dust with a variety of limited, less limited and collaborative releases (including a split tape with the aforementioned Grouper that is set to be reissued on Vinyl and CD). With Birthday of Bless You, Saelens continues to expand her signature elusive dreaminess. With a voice that sounds like it is recorded through six feat of dirt and cloud of dusty lo-fi tones accompanying it, Birthday of Bless You still manages to be oddly calming despite its harrowing moments. I can't say that I have listened to a lot of Ince Ore's back catalog up to this point (just the Grouper split) but this vinyl only release is definitely a must have for any fans of Grouper or Valet or Jackie-O - seems like they're all pretty well interrelated anyway. There must be something in the water in Oregon that evokes this type of off kilter specter worship. Whatever it is, hopefully they start piping it into Salt Lake City soon because Birthday of Bless You is just the kind of magnificent and terrifying and gorgeous and everything else in-between that we need more of.

-Mr. Thistle

1 comment:

Father Mother said...

I just listened to this in its entirety for the first time a couple nights ago, and it's SOOOO beautiful. Good pick, dewdz!