Troth I Flaws In The Glass LP
Flaws In The Glass
Altered States Tapes
attention for collector scum:) Sleeve has a small dent on the bottom of the cover due to transport. So VG+ for sleeve, unplayed vinyl. But minor really...
This dreampop debut LP is not popping up in Europe that often. In the wake of that lp on Knekelhuis it is a welcome addition and a must-have. As the bio states somewhere between This Mortal Coil, Kalista Kult, Roedelius and Cluster. A stunning slab of vinyl. Very glad to be able to offer some of these.. Edition of 150. Even Duyster fans will love this, but probably in 2023:)
Troth have turned their established ambient and experimental gaze on this landscape, attempting to authentically convey both the recent, charred tragedy and to celebrate the lush greenery that prevails (and was visibly beginning to re-sprout around them while the album was recorded). They’ve also turned their heads collectively toward experimental folk tracks, in the tradition of its use as a lens through which to view nature.
Many local sounds are used throughout; excited birdlife, creaking campfire steel, an out of tune piano in the village hall, benches on the schoolhouse grounds and the pipe of an incinerator in the studio’s backyard among them. To these, Besseny and Bowman have added zither, various electronics and their voices.
Although not directly referencing anything specific, some listening habits and thematic touchstones during it’s recording were the pastoral serenity of early albums by Cluster, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Eno + Harmonia’s Tracks and Traces. Polish modern-classical group, Księżyc, and This Mortal Coil both also provided influence via their ethereal takes on folk music and pop composition respectively.