Polyphonic Beasts Expand In Parallel

Knotted Cord
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9 tracks
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1 Cosmic Aggressor free download 3:48 197
2 Daydream With Gravity 4:55 187
3 Unseeing Is Disbelieving 6:57 116
4 Dissolution 4:24 182
5 All That You Destroy 5:00 180
6 Glory Say Golden Hello 3:30 317
7 Disarmingly Handsome Interference Pattern 5:27 23
8 When You Next Materialize 4:27 270
9 Stoic 5:24 96

About this album

With the album Polyphonic Beasts Expand In Parallel (s/r Aug 2011), Knotted Cord’s solo band member Northern California-based multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Keehner follows the dreamy fragmented minimalism of the band’s first release Moth-Shaped Flame EP (s/r Feb 2011) with increasingly complex compositions, elastic rhythms, layered guitar and bass melodies and dissonant noise, analog keyboards and loops, and emotional and chaotic drums. Vocals are slightly dreamy and almost instrumental, lyrics relate to dreams, tension, out-of-body experiences, parallel realities, and coinciding occurrences. Ongoing insomnia while writing and recording contribute to the frenetic energy and psychedelic dreaminess of the album.

[“…should come with a health hazard warning…” “…here we see a marriage of her post-rock and noise-rock tendencies, a parabolic build-up and climax rendered and twisted through her now familiar brand of chaotic, woofer-screeching dissonance…” -Scott Reid, Aberdeen Student Radio, UK 09/29/11]

[“…Keehner’s brand of out-rock is rife with outrageously obtuse guitar passages, Pete Nolan-inspired drumming and vocals reminiscent of dreamy chanteuse Hope Sandoval…” -Bryon Hayes, Exclaim! magazine, Canada 08/02/11]

[“…Noisy and great like early Sonic Youth.” -Love and Mathematics, MA, US 10/23/11]

[“Knotted Cord, hailing from northern California, are a one-woman psychedelic beast of a band…The music shifts from sprawling psychedelic soundscapes, to layered noise, to strange progressive elements quite quickly.

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