Today marks the official arrival of the latest album from iconic Austin experimental duo FiRES WERE SHOT. With a discography that spans over two decades, this pilar of the Texas ambient scene returns with Fallen, a dense body of work showcasing a vast range of tone and expression on acoustic guitar. Through the use of tape manipulation, effects and field recordings, the duo enhances their classically trained fingerpicking techniques to orchestrate an immersive, multifaceted sound. In August, FiRES WERE SHOT re-emerged with the video premiere of "Yemen" announcing the new album to the delight of their fans. Now to celebrate the release, the duo has unveiled another cinematic spectacle for the second single "Forter Starter" on Treble.
"It feels like the meeting point between a more abstract, electronics-driven artist like Tim Hecker and one from the American primitivist school like John Fahey."
"Their use of traditional acoustic folk music coalescing with experimental noise collages gives one the feeling of Ry Cooder or William Tyler being swallowed in a sea of sonic fuzz in the bowery."
"The pair of Clay Walton and John Wilkins have been at it for over two decades, with Fallen their latest slice of long fades, dense tones and broken melodies suited for driving through the scorched Texas deserts."
-Tiny Mix Tapes
Click HERE to enjoy the kaleidoscope visual indulgence of "Forter Starter exclusively on Treble
Click HERE to order your copy of Fallen out now on limited edition cassette and digital download from Holodeck Records.
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