"Such a Heavenly Eyesore" is a 2001 release, the long-awaited follow-up to the 3-song instrumental EP "this is noplace." The album features the like of guest vocalists Lisa Dewey (courtesy of Kitchen Whore Records) and Steph Jorgl.
Andalusia is a stark dreamy vibe, a three-piece crowd-pleasing "David Lynchian" sonic assault. Stretching the dynamic of seasick until your thirst is quenched and your sea legs are comfortably gelatinous.
Andalusia was started by Cameron and Kirsten in 1996. Jon arrived in late '97. In a room, making sounds, shutting out the silly valley world, inviting you in. Close your eyes. The room is small, the world smaller still, and the sound escapes the confines of world and room through a small opening, a crack in your psyche and grows and swells, welling up the fluid in your ears.
Cameron's unearthly 12-string guitar sounds expand beyond aural perceptions -- he plays effects pedals like winds play sound gardens -- randomly orchestrated. Kirsten's stealthily ubiquitous vibrations massage your sternum with melodic fingernails. Propelled through time and space, sticks brush and strike skins, Jon finesses the rhythm, drops fragments, drives. Melodies for the shower, words for the silent, feeling for the jaded, cynically optimistic.
You might find the music to be reflective of a compelling mix of influences like instrumentalists Godspeed You Black Emperor, the shoegazing moods of the Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and Radiohead of old.