holypalms – Tribute to Snake Charmers – 30th April 2016

Cat #: 185TZM

Recorded in the same circumstances as debut release BABA, Moscow resident Pavel Eremeev (ex USSSY) takes holypalms on a full-length journey and tribute to the music of the snake charmers around the world.  

Self-described as ‘electro-noise-raga’ Pavel combines sounds of a quarter-toned baritone guitar along with an electronic background of tones and beats. Silky and liquid hues of sound enhanced by electronic cadence beats and crescendo grooves. Asymmetrical noise collapses into a lo-fi vortex and ebbs with the silver lustre of subliminal guitar sounds. 

Folky and deep-rooted high grains of Indian classical raga are embedded amidst the improvised techniques of recording. Recurrent, moxie melodies enthral and cut through like a Katar dagger opening an ineffable horizon of endless travelling into the shamanic atmosphere that is holypalms.

” “Tribute to Snake Charmers Music” is my own vision of traditional melodies of the music performed by the caste of snake charmers from India and Nepal. I have imbued these sounds and it somehow entered into my guitar improvisation, and then I developed them, inventing rhythms and background sounds.” – Pavel Eremeev 2015

First made available via fellow Moscow cohorts at Cancelled Records, tenzenmen hopes to broaden holypalms fanbase by presenting Tribute to Snake Charmers Music to you here.  

Review:
“holypalms step into the cloud of oriental psychedelia that might easily pass for a lost collection of desert ecstasy from the Sublime Frequencies label. I’m quite sure Pavel can actually charm snakes with his guitar. Recommended!”
(Weed Temple, Transmissions from the psychedelic underground) 

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