Washed in flickering 8mm film light, Alpine Decline appeared in 2010 in East LA spinning up their machines and spinning out a web made of quarter inch tape. The duo crash echoed vivid vocal melodies with pulse pumping guitars and drums, all within a cloud of cinematic atmosphere. In less than a year they recorded three full length albums and then promptly vanished, spirited to China and vanishing along the disintegrating edge of east Beijing.
After one year, Alpine Decline return with their fourth album, "Night of the Long Knives". Descending from the high altitude visions of their previous records, the duo walks us gassed out and head numb through chaos and time sickness, deep into the ruins of ancient alleyways and naked skyscrapers.
This time under the expansive sonics of producer Yang Haisong, "Night of the Long Knives" is Alpine Decline surfacing from the Beijing haze at the height of their powers, crafting songs with the ghost-memory quality of myths and guiding a twelve song trip deep into the cinematic and stereoscopic landscape of their world, real and apocryphal.
"Night of the Long Knives" is available on vinyl and online. Visit www.alpinedecline.com
to stream the first three albums: "Alpine Decline", "Visualizations", and "消失／Disappearance".
上可以找到他们之前的三张专辑："Alpine Decline", "Visualizations", 以及 "消失／Disappearance"。Alpine Decline继续他们在北京的无所事事，以及2012和2013年穿越亚洲，欧洲和美国的巡演。