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Lightning Bolt - Ride The Skies

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Black Vinyl. Ride the Skies is the 2nd album by Lightning Bolt, and this re-release makes it available to fans for the first time since it's original release. Compared to their first album it's cleaner, tighter, recorded in studio rather than live. Which is not to say this is boring or sanitized in any way, Lightning Bolt never fail to make magic, filling a space with loud, raw sound. Sounds of synth or guitar turn out to be bass, and riffs become patterns, become a beat in the background, become a wall of noise, become a clear sound above it all. Lightning Bolt are known for the sound that truly comes into it's own in this album. Outside of their 7 acclaimed albums, they're known for frequent & exhilarating live shows, and this reputation has created a market for their older titles. Ride the Skies is re-released with deluxe packaging featuring jacket art that was designed by Brian Chippendale for the original release but has never been realized until now. Recent Thrill Jockey Lightning Bolt re-releases seem to move as quickly as the Brian's playing live, as old and new fans jump at the rare opportunity to finally get an old favorite in a shiny new jacket. "on Ride the Skies, Gibson makes his bass do things ... resulting in some of the most distinctive tones ever to be produced from the instrument. Brian Chippendale... rounds off the dynamic duo of Brian's that is Lightning Bolt. With a style that's similarly frantic, though decidedly more conventional than his fellow Brian, Chippendale completes the musical package nicely, intensifying the furious energy that makes Ride the Skies so fucking awesome." -Pitchfork

Side A:
Saint Jacques
13 Monsters
Ride The Sky

Side B:
The Faire Folk
Into The Mist 2
Wee Ones Parade