STATE RIVER WIDENING - Desertesque (For Hessen)

Desertesque (For Hessen)
7" vinyl

Condition: EX / EX
Label: Beau Rivage
Catalogue No: BR011
Classic 7" on German imprint Beau Rivage is a bit of a departure for the band, basing the songs more on electric piano, vibes, and organ than their usual acoustic guitars but the foundations of their sound as the band calls it, 'organic mechanical' remains the same. This 7" features 'Desertesque (for Hessen)' started its life as an homage to the German group Hessen. The song features marimba and vibes playing tight, compact melodies, backed by a three note dub like bass. Given the title, it is obvious what imagery the song invokes. The B side 'Radio Valkyrie' is much more atmospheric piece, using both organ and electric piano. Material from the band's self-titled debut despite its academic foundations, giving a very light, agreeable pop sound.