FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > True Widow - Ino (12" Vinyl EP)
Click to Enlarge

True Widow - Ino

(12" Vinyl EP)

23Reward Points
Availability: Out Of Stock
Item: LDT21810

True Widow I.N.O. EP on 12" Vinyl

Dallas, TX's True Widow continued their pursuit of the expansive, gravitationally dense rock meditations on their 2011 EP I.N.O. Even when stepping away from their electric monolith sounds, as on opening acoustic track "For Grace," True Widow displays an innate understanding of the space between the notes, and the stormy tensions that can arise from them. Under cover of a bluegrass motif, guitarist D.H. introduces a new chapter of their story, one which brings about feelings of decay and returning to the earth in its wavering, finger-picked threnody.

The title track follows, fourteen and a half minutes of sonorous dirge, relies on single-chord riffing and minor-key derivations, as opposed to the cyclical compositions found on their last full-length As High as the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth. This brooding leads "I.N.O." to more abstract directions than any other True Widow offering thus far, experimenting with percussion-free drone elements, surprise surges in tempo and intensity, and at the ten-minute mark, a drop-in to silence, fading down into the depths and return changed and surreal.

The EP closes with three songs clued in to what True Widow does best: creating a large, heavy space that eschews the trappings of what we know "large" and "heavy" to mean in the context of modern rock music; songs with drive but not necessarily aggression, volume but not overload, a peaceful protest against garish imagery and attention-breaking riff-fests. These three tracks – "Bathyscaphe," "S.Y.B." and "S.F.H.D." – rank among the moodiest offerings True Widow has created to date, approximating a fuzzed-out desert blues that's being drained of heat and light.

With I.N.O., True Widow solidified its position as masters of a form they inherited, and continues to hone its craft as one of America's most unique heavy rock bands.

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles

1. For Grace
2. I.N.O.
3. Bathyscaphe
4. S.Y.B.
5. S.F.H.D.

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2019. All Rights Reserved.