I’m fairly excited to see some new material to come from Pelican and If you want a little history lesson, I’ll tell you why. When I started Zombie Tapdance Productions “ZTPMag” I was concentrating on making music videos and when I heard the song The Creeper by PELICAN I was inspired to create a video. I originally tried to offer the video to the band itself, but got no response. I ended up giving the video to a great bunch of guys in a local group galled INFIDEL. It follows a serial killer around on what may just be a normal day in his life, you can find the link at the bottom of this page.
Sorry to change the subject, but that is how I fell in love with PELICAN. Their music can take you places if you just close your eyes and let it take you there.
Chicago’s esteemed instrumental quartet, PELICAN, is set to release a new EP on Southern Lord in the new year based around fresh reimaginings of “The Cliff,” a highlight from their most recent album, 2013’s Forever Becoming, and one recently completed new song. Due out February 24th on 12″ vinyl and digital formats, the four track The Cliff EP includes remixes from Justin Broadrick (of Godflesh, Jesu), Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of ISIS/Palms, and, for only the second time in their fourteen year career, vocals.
Allen Epley (Shiner, The Life and Times) once again returns to the band’s fold to transform, in a complementary manner, the concept and overall outcome of what we have come to know asPELICAN. No cheap juxtaposition, Epley’s seasoned voice is as broad and astonishingly capable on “The Cliff” as the members behind the music, a claim those who have listened to Epley’s contribution on “Final Breath” from 2009’s What We All Come To Need will attest to. Elsewhere on the record, Justin Broadrick and AH/BCM turn in fresh takes of the source material, feeling less like remixes than new compositions reworked from the original source. Rounding out the set is the previously unreleased song “The Wait”, a contemplative semi-acoustic simmer that builds to an explosion of cathartic distortion and melody in true PELICAN fashion. The drums were recorded by Aaron Harris and the rest of the music recorded by Sanford Parker.
Hear “The Cliff (vocal version)” via MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.
The Cliff Track Listing:
1. The Cliff (Vocal Version)
2. The Cliff (Justin K. Broadrick remix)
3. The Cliff (AH & BCM remix)
4. The Wait