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Starting out with a subtle drone of cycling sounds, like time-lapse clouds streaming across the night sky, side one of this album slowly evolves into darker territory, conjuring a rainy weather pattern moving in with the summer breeze. Textured low end later in the mix suggests the sound of helicopters ominously drifting in from out of sight. The ambience evokes the science-fiction movies of Ridley Scott or the early films of Werner Herzog. Side two begins with a melodic streaming sound and echoing sounds that could be voices coming from the great beyond where Carol Anne went when she got too close to the TV in Poltergeist. In fact, despite its somewhat misleading title, this whole release is haunted and fascinatingly bleak, like Popol Vuh scoring the soundtrack to the post-apocalypse.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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