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Borderlands

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Mushroom Head Holy smoke. One of the finest contemporary psych albums I've heard. Like an acoustic Annexus Quam meets Popul Vuh circa Brüder des Schattens meets Amon Düül circa Paradieswärts Düül meets traditional musicians from rural Iran playing Fairport Convention's Matty Groves. Forward thinking heads from southern Arizona making music as authentic and transcendent as it comes. Favorite track: The Blood That Runs The Border.
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sumgui Great music for your grey urban desert! Has the credit to swap up their sound frequently, yet still keeping the album flowing naturally. As cool as the art work Favorite track: The Blood That Runs The Border.
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Awakening 00:51
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the blood that runs the border remember the procession that called you to this state the path of impositions repaved by tricks of fate cut by destitution your father's final son you've lost yourself in motions the desperate need to run how long can you weather the white within the rain the seasons left unsheltered the loss of your own name the blood that runs the border now starts to overflow with sacrificial dreams you can't control your brothers paved this desert with bones and broken lives expelled by the institutions that gild the butcher's knives their words may fall to pieces but look at where they've led strewn this land of plenty with our dead they've taken all your secrets confessed in courts of shame and soiled all the tenets you never thought would stain so tell me do you see it this history of fear they've fooled us into thinking that it couldn't happen here
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Biznagas 06:32
Biznagas back through the ages we have seen it said that it must be recognized the plight of our brothers and our sisters when we can all make their spirits rise so tell me where you stand when they come for you when there's no one else left to fight I've seen the war when the blood ran thick and the ashes painted the sky running out of time living in the light I could barely make it out alive torn by the thorns and the summer sun sought by shadows in the coming night wild like a wolf they descend unseen in their minds they have all the right to destroy what they thought they might recieve by opening their bloodshot eyes out of every nation and into the world I was thrown before I was born cut from the chains that held me back from accepting all I might learn but still I see no answers where the answers should lie I can't recognize the signs the mind might find some meaning here but the body still must die torn and partitioned by a long decree you've become somebody apart out of a word and into the fire that ignites the hate in your heart thousands of faces peering through the glass withered envy read in their smiles flesh colored corpses feeding on the sounds of the children across the wire how many times have I heard it said that my sorrow is sacred and pure and all this misery will help me cross that holy door but too many years of meaningless fear has turned these things to ash and all they do is bury me in an unrepentant past
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You can see what you want to see when you stare in to the world of The Myrrors, and to some degree, you can also hear what you want to hear on their expansive, extraordinary new album, “Borderlands” – an album that nominally references the collective boundaries we draw, all the while offering a soundtrack for setting forth strategies that either ignore or erase our self-made barriers.

If you see The Myrrors as the dust-caked disciples of a specific strain of desert-drone mysticism, there’s little on “Borderlands”, their fourth full-length Myrrors album released in as many years, to dissuade you from that vision. Instead, there’s only confirmation—an intoxicating combination of outlook and output that clarifies and crystallizes the band’s many sonic strengths throughout the album’s fantastically unfolding forty-plus minutes.

Often ominous in its ambience, “Borderlands” begins with an appropriately Albert Ayler-ish blast of “Awakening,” which serves as a short, slumber-shattering introduction to “The Blood That Runs the Border.” Here, The Myrrors sound somewhat haunted and heartbroken, while nevertheless driven and determined. It’s a crestfallen crusade of sanguinary sound that spreads across the album as a whole, an impression powered in no small part by the echoes of dervishes danced by Sufi mystics in centuries-old efforts to open other borders, as it were. This dynamic dance of conflicting emotions finds its contours on tracks like the meditative “Biznagas” and the propulsive “Formaciones Rojas”, which, for all of their otherworldly-ness, wouldn’t be tremendously out of place if described as an outtake from Dylan’s “Desire,” recalling the genius contributions of one Scarlet Rivera.

However, for sheer atomic mass, the beating heart of “Borderlands” must be the album’s final, twenty-one minute excursion to the center of the territory that The Myrrors seek to map—namely, “Note From the Underground,” a Dostoyevsky-referencing drone that wordlessly reflects on that book’s less-than-optimistic tone:

“In any case, civilization has made mankind if not more blood-thirsty, at least more vilely, more loathsomely blood-thirsty … now, we do think bloodshed abominable and yet, we engage in this abomination, with more energy than ever. Which is worse? Decide that for yourselves.”

Decide for yourself what you want to see in The Myrrors.

-Ryan Muldoon (@RevoltoftheApes)

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released August 17, 2018

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