Stunned no. 123
Ugly Husbands / Gul Bara — split c66 (Stunned no. 123) —out of stock—
We became aware of Stewart Adams’ project Ugly Husbands in 2009 when we received his debut cassette which was released by Roll Over Rover inside a hollowed out vintage book. It was definitely a novel first impression, and the packaging along with the jams inside was a highlight of that year in music. Fast forward to the present, and we find that while Adams has refined his sound, the Husbands’ ethos remains intact. Using his 4-track recorder as a conduit for the unhurried sounds of western America, Ugly Husbands includes all manner of rusty slide guitar, warbling old tape loops, and hazy sunset reverberation. It’s a vibe worth many repeat visits, but not before first traversing the strange lands of Gul Bara. Here we find two familiar members of the Stunned family: Warm Climate’s very own Seth Kasselman & Caitlin C. Mitchell. Gul Bara is essentially an off-hours WC, cigarettes lit on the midnight prowl with dented horns and blackened drums. A true inversion of band dynamics, the duo takes passage through five dank alleys in their own unexpected and mesmerizing way. More evidence that whether it’s disorienting drones or tight rock tunes, the members of Gul Bara ceaselessly push any and all limits aside. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c66 tapes w/ double-sided jcard and insert.
— "Holy/Stull Gates"
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