Hopewell / Windy & Carl

Windy & Carl/Landing [Split EP]

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Released as a tour-only EP for their joint 2001 East Coast jaunt, this four-song effort is split between one song by Windy & Carl and three from Landing. Windy & Carl's officially "Untitled" contribution is a marvel, another example of the haunting web of feedback and atmospherics the duo is so good at, this time around with a downright epic sweep to things -- brooding, majestic, and loud. Landing's songs explore much the same territory, but with a gentler feeling; the first, "Along," practically being a tribute to Windy & Carl's percussionless ebb and flow at the start before turning into a gentle guitar chime with soft vocals. "Where the Leaves No Longer Grow" has an almost pastoral feeling to it, a beautiful ring and shimmer that calls up images of a late summer evening, while "Passage to Sleep" takes that spirit to a calmer, lengthier degree -- a soft spinning out of reverb and meditation that's quite lovely and lives up to its title.

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