LIGHTNING BOLT – Ride the Skies
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‘Ride The Skies’ is the second album by Lightning
Bolt and this re-release makes it available to fans
for the first time since its original release.
Compared to their first album it’s cleaner and
tighter, recorded in studio rather than live.
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 its own in this album.
‘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 Brians playing live,
as old and new fans jump at the rare opportunity
to finally get an old favourite in a shiny new jacket.
‘Baby Blue Sky’ coloured vinyl available.
“Listening is akin to the scene in The Wizard Of Oz
where a sepia tone gives way to Technicolor; it
opens up new vistas to the sound, while giving the
band an opportunity to exhibit more involved
musicianship. It’s less a blur and more a detailed
map of planned aggression.” – NPR