Nearly three years in the making, TWG is overly estatic to finally be bringing this huge album by Spaceman Fantastiques to you as part of our final string of releases.
Almost instantenously it's clear the long writing and recording progress was not wasted; full band progressive rock with math rock tinges flood over 'SW', hauntingly pretty electronic interludes like 'WSW' act as tonal poems, and tracks like the multi-movement 'N' rock through a plethora of ideas with the ease of a compositional wizard, emotional and breathtaking simultaneously.
Whilst lodged almost in sweeping progressive rock grandoise, 'C.O.M.P.A.S.S' ducks and dives between hundreds of influences, hitting each with intent and reasoning, a patchwork of complex but reasoned diversity that, when pulled back from, reveals a deep and diverse tapestry of music. Quite possibly one of the largest, in both scope and ambition, releases the scene will have seen in years, and certainly the biggest to ever be hosted here on TWG. From the piano, choral voices and pulsing bass medley of 'NE', through the noise-laden and immedate 'SE' and the squealing-solos-into-restrained-crawl of 'W', the journey within 'C.O.M.P.A.S.S' is laden with incredible moments.
released September 11, 2014
All songs written by George Hoefer
Mastered by Jesse Martin
Cover art by Sara M Jordan