US stoner/doom supergroup The Lumbar Endeavor has reimagined Sleep’s classic »Dopesmoker« with their new release, called »A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem«, out on July 18th, 2023 via Electric Talon Records.
01. A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem, Pt. One
02. A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem, Pt. Two
03. A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem, Pt. Three
04. A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem, Pt. Four
05. A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem, Pt. Five
06. A Holy Pilgrimage To Jerusalem, Pt. Six
Courtesy of Electric Talon Records:
For the first time, this phenomenal re-imaging of Sleep’s timeless classic, »Dopesmoker«, from the supergroup The Lumbar Endeavor is available on cassette.
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This is a tribute, cover recording – “a reimagined offering that includes the riffs you know, variations on others, with brass and string sections… a new sonic adventure for all” – from three men who wish to share a different version of a classic release by pioneers on an incredible smoke-filled journey through space and time. The Lumbar Endeavor, normally just Aaron Edge, welcomes George Chamberlin (Ritual Earth, Autumn) and Aaron Walters (Akimbo) to round out this monolithic release.
»Jerusalem« and »Dopesmoker« are two versions of the third studio album by the American heavy band known as Sleep. The music for these albums comprises an extended hour-length piece (either split into multiple shorter tracks or presented as a single track), developed over four years and recorded in 1996 under the auspices of Sleep’s label at the time, London Records. All versions of the album – released in many formats on different labels over the years – receive high praise from music critics, who described it as “a high-water mark in both the stoner metal and doom metal genres”.
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Guitar, bass, drum kit, cello, classical guitar, organ and synth materials by Aaron D.C. Edge of The Lumbar Endeavor – recorded and mixed with him at the helm at Myelin Studio in Portland, Oregon.
Guitar leads, additional guitar texture and violin sections by Aaron Walters – recorded by Kevin Younkins at SDS Studios in Seattle, Washington.
Vocals by George Chamberlin – recorded by Sam Pinola at New Sofa Studios in Line Lexington, Pennsylvania.
Music mixed by Aaron Edge and Aaron Walters, vocals mixed into the session by Sam Pinola and George Chamberlin.
Mastered by Aaron Edge/LNDR.
Cover illustration by CVSPE.
Music by Al Cisneros, Matt Pike and Chris Hakius of Sleep.
Sample on »Pt. One« from the 1971 film »Weed: The Story of Marijuana«.