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Part 11 A fragment of celestial shrapnel: Whitelodge does indeed 'lodge' itself deep into the mind, restoring with it the body, & being of general benefit to one's overall constitution. Or, perhaps, it's just the little lobotomy you have always dreamed of. This 10" EP reveals a b& capable of great magick & prodigious evolution. Whitelodge has become adept at marrying atmosphere to song structure without surrendering to a belabored posture, & this even beyond the debut magnum opus. There has been found a solid footing where each sound, each note, is perfectly placed & paced. Beginnings are given to pregnant, breathing intros, allowing the music to develop & resonate before the fully formed imagoes emerge, which ARE songs, but also tone poems. While not sounding at all like them, Whitelodge's methodology is something akin to My Bloody Valentine on 'Loveless,' where pieces are sewn together, each ending making a subtle statement towards the birth of the next; textures taking equal place next to structure. The EP continues Whitelodge's exploration of quiet cosmics, both evoking psych-folk of old & more modern elements, like the gentler psychedelic moments found in Cindytalk (when growling through the hush, buzzing in the rushes) or Karl Blake seduced Sol Invictus (tiptoe, through the bassline). Because of timing & tone Red House Painters is a close cousin in many respects except that Whitelodge frames its songs with a greater emphasis towards experimentalism & certainly occupies a more ghostly plane. Repeated listenings virtually leave traces of ectoplasm on the speakers. Dustin Gilbert's voice is a patient & subdued instrument, confident & softly percussive &, by & by, very compelling. A beautiful & mysterious riddle of a release, which, if unraveled, may well, be a key to Heaven.
Now taking all 12 coupons for the bonus 10"! Bonus 10" now available. All directions are in the final 10" with Coil on how, where & when to send the coupons to receive the 10\". The 13th & final release in the Lactamase 10\" series with new tracks from: EDWARD KA-SPEL, RICK REED, STIMULUS, ARANOS, MIROSLAW RAJKOWSKI, VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION, TROUM, CHARALAMBIDES, VOLCANO THE BEAR, NOISE-MAKER'S FIFES, WHITELODGE & COIL. Not for sale. One must collect all 12 coupons in the Lactamase series to obtain this release. Please do not ask if we will just sell one because we will not. This bonus 10" is a reward for those who ventured to collect all the records in the series. From Brainwashed.com June 2003 '...a subscription series of twelve 10" vinyl records by some of today's best & brightest underground, avant-garde & esoteric musical projects. The series has included some amazing releases from Edward Ka-Spel, Volcano the Bear & Tony Conrad, ...' -J. Dean