Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: "Dolores" 2xLP Feature @ LA Weekly

Though the vinyl version of Dolores is currently only available for presale, this too is an older work. Originally released on CD by Ipecac Records, the sixth album by Germany's Bohren & Der Club Of Gore slowly won fans over with its gorgeous textures and unbelievable restraint, making a proper LP release a must. Hydra Head gets the job done here, giving the record the royal treatment -- thick jacket, thick wax, thick colors -- and hopefully opening a few more eyes to the strange majesty Dolores contains. Bohren's members have called what they do an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down-tuned autopsy sounds," which is accurate enough, but does nothing to convey the pervasive brightness of these songs.