BEVEL  |  Where Leaves Block the Sun




  1. Exitrance
  2. Generosity
  3. Once a Pond
  4. Lamp Post
  5. Transparent Object Near the Plaza
  6. Siberian Sunrise
  7. Through Reflection Inhabits
  8. Theme for Harold
  9. Liquid Burns
  10. Saint Peter's Burg
  11. Stalled! In the Collapsing House
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Prologue of the Recalcitrance

With Where Leaves Block the Sun, Bevel follows through with the promise that was made with last year's debut Turn the Furnace On. The new full-length is principal songwriter Via Nuon's electric pastoral folk music, which begins with a symbolic Dante-esque like descent into the wilderness. Through the foliage disguised music, rich and fascinating images interplay with dark and light scenarios giving a chiaroscuro effect and also a sense of cinematic progression. Though difficult to describe in sound, one might compare Bevel to the other worldliness music of Pearls before Swine, Brian Eno's experimental ambient period, or the climactic achievement of Popol Vuh's lush film soundtracks.

Co-produced, engineered and mixed with Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble, Lofty Pillars and Simon Joyner), Where Leaves Block the Sun corrals some of Chicago's best players, including Fred Lonberg-Holm (Peter Brotzmann Tentent, John Zorn and Light Box Orchestra), Ryan Hembrey (Edith Frost, Shannon Wright and Pinetop Seven), Jason Adasiewicz (Central Falls), Deanna Varagona (Lambchop), Jessica Billey (Bonnevill, Disaster Action Team), Mick Turner (The Dirty Three, Tren Brothers), and Scott Tuma (Souled American). With the help of his friends, and all the while stepping out from the shadows of his other bands Drunk and Manishevitz, Nuon has made another work of understated beauty and disquieting resonance.

(JAG036 released: 01/22/02)

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

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