Between Tjutjuna's Westerner and the recent output from Patient Sounds, Coloradans have been crushing it in 2013. Planted Tapes is no exception to the rule, with the Denver label releasing a superb split between obscure droners, Oakland's Former Selves and Colorado's The Original Flowering Earth. While both musicians use a pallette of guitar and ambience, their methods and ends are polar opposites. Former Selves goes for some vintage Eno-style ambient, while The Original Flowering Earth veers into fucked up noise and finger-picked guitar. Overall, a satisfying diptych from a couple Western boys.
The split is out now on Planted Tapes.