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SPIRIT WAS - Heaven's Just a Cloud (October 22, 2021)

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by mattav152, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. mattav152 Aug 17, 2021
    (Last edited: Aug 17, 2021)

    Underwater Boi

    Another album coming October 22 from the LVL UP camp (Nick Corbo), releasing on the same day as the new Trace Mountains album.

    From their Bandcamp:

    When his primary music project, LVL UP, stopped working together in 2018, prolific multi-instrumentalist and illustrator Nick Corbo began working on a new body of music and visual art as Spirit Was. On his debut studio album Heaven’s Just a Cloud, haunting, beautiful scenes of the natural world feel just as represented in the warm, classic, wooden floors of country rock as they do in the dark, droning, shadows of doom and black metal.

    With new creative liberties, Corbo is allowed an opportunity to keep exploring the heavy, distorted instrumentation and experimental techniques that have shaped his music to date. His ability to focus on small details and weave them into vast networks has been evident in all of the music and visual art in his catalogue. In its density, Heaven’s Just A Cloud is threaded with memorable lyrics and recapitulating musical themes that guide the listener.

    Spirit Was feels at home among the technical, melodic songwriting of Harry Nilsson’s studio recordings, or the dusty, psychedelic oblivion of Earth and Wolves in the Throne Room. A departure from his previously collaborative recordings, the album features Corbo on drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards, weaving sweet, intentional melodies and vocal harmonies over a slamming, distorted rhythm section.
    releases October 22, 2021

    Written, arranged, performed and produced by
    Nick Corbo
    with Z Santos (voice),
    Rashaad Jones (cello)
    & Griffin Koelbel (synthesizers)

    Recorded by Matt Labozza
    Mastered by Edsel Holden

    The first single is a pretty interesting combo of psych rock, slowcore, and blackgaze with a really well made video to boot:

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  2. sick track
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  3. OotyPa

    fall away

    the end of this track really is something
  4. sean_rugy

    select all delete Prestigious

    funny, with all of the other lvl up projects announced I was wondering about nick’s.

    love this
  5. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    This is being released on the same day as the Trace Mountains album, right? Great day to be a LVL UP fan hahahah
  6. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    nick was always my fave of the group. can’t wait.
  7. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    been wanting this for awhile. sweet!
  8. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    also, thought you’d all get a kick out of the custom pedal that he made me for my brother in law in Seattle. Such phenomenal work.
  9. Serenity Now

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  10. ItsAndrew

    Prestigious Prestigious

  11. adamlikesdogs


    Where the eff did the second half of that song come from. I had to check I was still listening to the same band.
  12. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    he definitely hinted at black metal fandom in lvl up. i wouldn’t be surprised if songs like five mdb on the ridge or naked in the river went this route if not for dave and mike probably not enjoying it
  13. Lets go
  14. Matt

    the bones are their money, so are the worms Prestigious

    This rules
  15. adammmmm

    serpent is lord Prestigious

    fire song
  16. Cody Prestigious

    oooooohweeeeeee this one's really really great

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  17. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    i've waited for this record for a lifetime it feels like
  18. Tomar Re


    Good song! I saw on the track list there’s a song called “Spirit Was” is this gonna be a cover of the LVL UP version? He seems to really like that name haha
  19. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    that’d be cool since it’s the best song on that LP
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  20. Tomar Re


    One of the rare songs that my wife likes just as much as me lol
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  21. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

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