Karl Precoda's Last Days of May project returns with an album that makes their previous releases seem almost radio-friendly by comparison. Although those albums shared a penchant for lengthy free-form psychedelic guitarscapes, The First Seven Billion Miles takes it all a step or two further. Leaving behind his rhythm section for this outing, Precoda crafts a 48-minute-plus exquisite drone/soundscape with his guitar, accompanied only by birds and the sounds of a truck toward the end. The sound is somewhat static, but little sound details come and go, maintaining the listener's interest throughout. It's a bit too ominous to be called ambient, but too placid to really be noise. Whatever it is, it's very nicely done. Hats off to Precoda for making the music he wants, with little regard to outside aesthetics.
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AllMusic Review by Sean Westergaard