The Phantom Family Halo - Reborn Animal Rides LP (Sophomore Lounge, 2018)
An intimate and elegant slab of airy, soporific rhythms and sparsely whispered bedroom glam from NYC-via-Louisville, KY's ever shifting fog-rock union THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO.
'RAR' marks the 7th full-length (not counting Bonnie "Prince" Billy's collaborative 10" EP) of songs composed and performed under multi-instrumentalist DAHM MAJURI CIPOLLA's PFH denomination. It is also his first collection of songs set for release since 2014's 'Raven Town Witch' LP for SOPHOMORE LOUNGE.
This latest pot of stripped-down seance shanties, however, varies wildly from the street-rock approach of its aforementioned predecessor, finding the outfit in a more reflective state settled somewhere between a Skip Spence attempt at Can 'Soundtracks' and a Canterbury scene-spawned Chrome.
'RAR' was recorded in Gowanus, Brooklyn by MARTIN BISI, known widely for his studio work w/ such artists as Afrika Bambaataa, Sonic Youth, and LYDIA LUNCH (with whom Cipolla recently released the "Family In Mourning" LP) at various times throughout 2017.
In addition to his Phantom Family efforts, Cipolla (now an active member of both WATTER and MONO) can be found on recordings for an assortment of labels over the last decade & change, including Quarterstick, 4AD, Siltbreeze, and Temporary Residence.
'Reborn Animal Rides' is available via EXTREMELY LIMITED 12" pressing of 150 copies (of which 30 or so were lost en route to Europe), housed in hand-stamped white envelopes.