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Artist: EN
Title: The Absent Coast
Format: LP
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"En is the duo of San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalists Maxwell August Croy and James Devane, and The Absent Coast is their debut collection of recordings. The pair utilizes a wide range of instrumentation - koto, guitar, vocals, rhodes, melodica, and piano, among other devices - which are processed and refined into rich walls of reverberant bliss. With its hazy atmospherics, microtonal drones, and plaintive tones, the album evokes the type of nostalgia that accompanies the imaginary landscapes of past memory. A diverse and carefully considered album, The Absent Coast is all soaring peaks, shadowed valleys and expansive plains. Edition of 300 LPs." - Root Strata

Artist: EN
Title: Already Gone
Format: CD
Label: Students of Decay
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Already Gone is the second full length album from West Coast dream-drone unit En, the duo of Maxwell August Croy and James Devane, following their well-received debut album The Absent Coast (released in 2010 on Root Strata, which Croy runs alongside Jefre Cantu-Ledesma). For their sophomore release, the pair has opened up their tonal palette considerably. While the comparisons that critics made of their first album to the work of Tim Hecker and Stars of the Lid still hold true, Already Gone finds Croy and Devane mining even richer sonic climes. Here, the duo pull back the curtain on some of their source material, a move that allows the diversity of their instrumentation to resonate. On The Sea Saw Swell, Croys acoustic koto pings across the stereo spectrum as a looping guitar figure from Devane evaporates from the haze of a beautiful, slowly shifting drone. The side-long closer Elysia is likely the duos defining recording to date, an epic slow-burner that reaches heights both angelic and cacophonous. Ultimately, it is the harmonious marriage of the organic and the obscured that recurs throughout the album that proves its defining trait, and it is precisely what makes En stand out in the ever-growing field of contemporary drone/ambient music." -Students Of Decay.

Artist: EN
Title: Already Gone
Format: LP
Label: Students of Decay
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Already Gone is the second full length album from West Coast dream-drone unit En, the duo of Maxwell August Croy and James Devane, following their well-received debut album The Absent Coast (released in 2010 on Root Strata, which Croy runs alongside Jefre Cantu-Ledesma). For their sophomore release, the pair has opened up their tonal palette considerably. While the comparisons that critics made of their first album to the work of Tim Hecker and Stars of the Lid still hold true, Already Gone finds Croy and Devane mining even richer sonic climes. Here, the duo pull back the curtain on some of their source material, a move that allows the diversity of their instrumentation to resonate. On The Sea Saw Swell, Croys acoustic koto pings across the stereo spectrum as a looping guitar figure from Devane evaporates from the haze of a beautiful, slowly shifting drone. The side-long closer Elysia is likely the duos defining recording to date, an epic slow-burner that reaches heights both angelic and cacophonous. Ultimately, it is the harmonious marriage of the organic and the obscured that recurs throughout the album that proves its defining trait, and it is precisely what makes En stand out in the ever-growing field of contemporary drone/ambient music. With download code." -Students Of Decay.

Artist: EN
Title: City of Brides
Format: Double LP
Label: Students of Decay
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"City of Brides is the third full-length album by En, the Bay Area-based duo of multi-instrumentalists Maxwell August Croy and James Devane. It was recorded over the last few years in a variety of contexts and follows upon 2012s well-received Already Gone, further developing the diverse palette of that record. Across four sides, the pair presents exotic, transportive and richly detailed pieces that toe the line between ecstatic, long-form ambience and elegant, structured electronic composition. As always, Croys koto is a focal point, its distinctive tone ringing out amidst the hazy guitar, vocal and synthesis environments that surround it. The material ranges from moody to celestial, from cool to white hot. Pieces such as Blonde Is Back and Mendocino Nature Rave merge sizzling modular synth lacework with plaintive, familiar drone clouds to rapturous ends, while the two-part Songs for Diminished Lovemaking sequence charts a more minimal and nostalgic course. Students of Decay is pleased to present Ens most realized and defining statement to date, a welcome addition to the ever-expanding and fertile topography of American West Coast drone music." - Students of Decay.

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