Eternal Tapestry, Beyond the 4th Door

Mike McGonigal

By Mike McGonigal

on 07.28.11 in Reviews

Beyond the 4th Door

Eternal Tapestry

This Portland, Oregon, rock trio has been soundtracking imaginary Jodorowsky movies for years. Their debut for Thrill Jockey mines several decades of out-sound and manages to find new, groovy crevices in those worn, spacey grooves. The trio occasionally serves as the backing band for Tom Greenwood’s Jackie O Motherfucker, and you can hear why in the 10 1/2-minute “Reflections in a Mirage.” But though it may bear a passing sonic similarity, Tapestry’s take on droning experimentalism is so much better — it’s more accessible, and fun. — Mike McGonigal