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Door to the Sun (2016) is the second wonderful album by shoegaze/psych band The Stargazer Lilies.
The Stargazer Lilies is the evolution of their gaze, this time with added psych rock elements (think Slowdive meets Pink Floyd). Cep’s heavy effects-driven guitars are accented by drummer, Tammy Hirata’s minimalist approach, along with Field’s dreamy vocals and drony bass lines.
Essentially, Stargazer Lilies, which is a play on the world ‘shoe-gazer,’ and the course their previous incarnation Soundpool took, which was no doubt the first and perhaps only shoe-gazer disco album ever, Mirrors In Your Eyes. The band has also sidestepped the landscape they created on We Are The Dreamers, in favor of something warmer, darker more cozy, riff driven, filled with droning and interpersonal vision. hough if you’ve ever hard the band live, they are very loud. Then the best songs stick and a lot of songs get put on the shelf, usually to collect dust indefinitely. And it’s this aspect that makes Door To The Sun so exhaustible for me, the fact that each song has been drawn from a half dozen other songs and snippets of ideas from other places and times, leaving me unable to focus with clear sonic vision.
The Stargazer Lilies are the brainchild of husband and wife team, John Cep and Kim Field, pioneers of shoegaze’s new wave with former band Soundpool. The Stargazer Lilies is the evolution of their gaze, this time with added psych rock elements (think MBV meets Pink Floyd). Following their debut album We Are The Dreamers in 2013, their sound was described in Spin Magazine as a reverb-washed slo-mo assault of Slowdive with the sparkling ambience of Air channeled into a lush, guitar-swollen whole. Cep’s heavy effects-driven guitars are accented by LA based drummer, Tammy Hirata’s minimalist approach, along with Field’s dreamy vocals and drony bass lines.
Before forming the Stargazer Lilies, guitarist John Ceparano and singer Kim Field were in a New York-based band in the '00s called Soundpool, who on their last album experimented with a merger of shoegaze and dance music. By comparison, the Stargazer Lilies might have seemed like a move toward a more tried-and-true approach to the genre, though that hasn't quite been the case.
The Stargazer Lilies - Door to The Sun 07. VHS Dream - Departure 08. Sound Of Ceres - Nostalgia For Infinity 09. Miserable – Uncontrollable 10. Savage Sister - Speechless 11. Thought Forms - Songs About Drowning 12. Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony 1. Radiation City - Synesthetica 19. Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia 20. Nine Inch Nails – Not The Actual Events EP.
Nothing’s really changed between the first Stargazer Lilies album, 2012’s We Are The Dreamers, and Door To The Sun. The guitars still have that solar flare texture, and Kim’s voice is as hushed and breathy as ever. Instruments are stacked layer upon layer; even a low-key acoustic strummer like Summer’s Gone is awash in fuzz and reverb. The few times that John takes over lead vocals still have a slight tinge of Mercury Rev or Flaming Lips at their most melancholy. Even the name Stargazer Lilies is practically boilerplate shoegaze band name territory. But we lose something in judging books by their cover, and here as well. Written off so easily, you’d never get to experience the lush textural interplay between instruments and the cascading fuzz that only comes with this band in particular.
The Stargazer Lilies.
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Drums [Guest Drums] – Pete Seeba*
|A4||When With You|
|B6||Heaven And Hell|
|B7||Bathed In Blue|
|B8||A Beautiful Space|
|GRAVE120||The Stargazer Lilies||Door To The Sun (LP, Album, Ltd, 180)||Graveface Records||GRAVE120||US||2016|
|GRAVE120||The Stargazer Lilies||Door To The Sun (CD, Album)||Graveface Records||GRAVE120||US||2016|
|GRAVE120||The Stargazer Lilies||Door To The Sun (LP, Album, Whi)||Graveface Records||GRAVE120||US||2016|
|GRAVE120||The Stargazer Lilies||Door To The Sun (Cass, Ltd)||Graveface Records||GRAVE120||US||2016|
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