by Doug Moore
Wolvserpent at the Acheron in 2011 (more by a Fred Pessaro)
I have a general rule: avoid music that can be accurately described using the term "drone." I've broken that rule twice in the past two days: first with Colin Marston's excellent new Indricothere record, which we posted yesterday, and now with Wolvserpent's second full-length Perigaea Antahkarana, which recently debuted on Stereogum. Ordinarily, the prospect of enduring almost an hour and a half of minimalist repetition and slow-shifting textures would send me running, but Wolvserpent is a force to behold both live and on record.
Perigaea Antahkarana comes out today (9/17) on Relapse Records; purchase it here. Wolvserpent will also be playing a handful of West Coast tour dates in October and November. Stream the entire album and check out a list of those dates below.
Wolvserpent - 2013 tour dates
Fri Oct 11 Boise ID@ Nuerolux Record Release Show
Wed Oct 23 Tacoma WA @ 5th Dimension w/TBA
Thur Oct 24 Portland OR @ Ash St w/Taurus and Druden
Fri Oct 25 Seattle Infinity Productions presents @ Highline w/Addaura and A Story of Rats
Sat Oct 26 Vancouver BC Cvlt Nation Presents@ Astoria w/Addaura
Fri Nov 1 Los Angeles CA Ear Splitters Presents@The Complex W/Ides of Gemini and Helen Money