Anthony Swanox has been shadow-walking the greater west coast for a half decade-plus, operating in various capacities, from helming moss-cult imprint Caligula Recordings to contributing percussion for live Sudden Oak actions to his own erratic stream of tranced private modes under the Swanox moniker. Past CDRs and tapes were bathed in a blacker light, doom-haunted and sludge-strewn, but Dawnrunner hitchhikes down a markedly different road. The album opens with a hot springs soak in glowing, long-form new age ritual electricity before dissolving across a patchwork of mumbled, loner drone-folk and hypnotized dusk hikes through fields of wet ferns. A strange collection of questing songs from a fringe Pacific lifer.
released April 5, 2011
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