iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Fin Eaves by Cloudland Canyon, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Fin Eaves

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

After the 2008 release of Cloudland Canyon's Lie in Light, Kip Uhlhorn's partner Simon Wojan left to pursue his more active gig with King Khan & the Shrines. On Fin Eaves Uhlhorn is back with a slew of collaborators, not the least of which is his wife, Kelly, who not only does the gorgeous artwork on the cover, but sings and co-writes a tune, and helps the process along. Last time out, CC were deep into a Krautrock thang, where fixed and syncopated rhythms met noise, droning repetition, and elegant harmonics. By contrast, Fin Eaves is a blissed-out rock & roll dream, kissed by the sunshine vistas of Cloudland Canyon itself (a nationally renowned state park in Tennessee), the sonic experimentation of neo-psychedelic warriors Spacemen 3, and the blasted melodies of early Jesus and Mary Chain — though it is still its own sprawling, outrageously atmospheric animal. The first highlight on this fabulous journey into heart and mind expansion is "No One Else Around." Waves of harpsichord, washed-out noise, doubled basses playing a three-note progression, and bleached-out guitars load the front end. Uhlhorn's vocals are double- or triple-tracked with the hints of a sprightly, romantic melody as Kelly's backing vocal falls down over them from the ether like water on rocks in a stream. While Justin Broadrick's Jesu does something like this, this isn't glacial in its evolution: this track really moves; sounds glide over one another creating a fast-floating cloud of sonic pleasure — with nary a trace of drums present. "Sister" uses gospel music not unlike Spiritualized, but it's celebratory rather than yearning or pleading for redemption. A single-string electric guitar plays a solo line up-front, basslines bubble the changes, and crackling noise floods the foreground as Uhlhorn's multi-tracked vocals find a minimal melody to underscore the reverb-laden rhythm guitars. "Pinklike/Version" actually sounds like a sonically treated, poorly captured live recording transformed by textured excess into something so much greater than the sum of its parts, as tambourines push a pair of melodies into one another and cover the instruments in a woozy gauze of warmth, emotion, and movement. Fin Eaves' mix doesn't have anything in it you haven't heard before, but you've never heard the elements put together like this before, either. It's a powerful, massively textured thing whose heavily treated grooves (yes, grooves) are drenched in ambiguous, deeply poetic beauty.

Biography

Formed: 2002

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Also the name of a state park in Georgia, experimental duo Cloudland Canyon carry on the abstract electronic sounds pioneered by such artists as Ash Ra Tempel. The project began in 2002 when Kip Uhlhorn, the Brooklyn-based guitarist for Panthers (and prior to that screamo band the Red Scare) met German multi-instrumentalist Simon Wojan when Uhlhorn was touring Europe. Following a brief recording session and a few years of track-trading between Uhlhorn and Wojan — along with contributions from...
Full bio

Listeners Also Bought

Fin Eaves, Cloudland Canyon
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Influencers

Contemporaries