Guapo - History Of The Visitation vinyl lp with download card + DVD (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU Rune 354-355-V
This is an extremely high-quality vinyl version of this great album with a heavy and totally stunning gatefold sleeve that cost a fortune to produce; I gotta say that it came out beautiful! It includes a download coupon for the digital version of the music as well as the DVD that comes with . Limited edition, one time-only pressing of 500 copies, but over 200 went directly to the band, so there are less than 300 for us to sell!

Prepare yourself for an experience that�s simultaneously otherworldly and assaultive. Guapo's sound is based around ideas like controlled chaos, atonal harmony, uplifting darkness, and beautiful destruction. Nothing about the band or their work seems to adhere to even the most open-minded set of preconceptions about the meaning of umbrella terms like "rock", or "progressive", or even "experimental". But when you abandon the need to reconcile any of these concepts with each other, and simply let their latest album, History of the Visitation, speak for itself, everything becomes radiantly clear.

History of the Visitation is the ninth album from the forward-looking foursome. This album finds them following through on the kind of epic constructions that sprung forth from their albums like Five Suns and Black Oni.

The record is dominated by the 26-minute tour de force "The Pilman Radiant", offset only by the 11-minute journey "Tremors from the Future" and the considerably more compact sonic sculpture known as "Complex #7".

The band currently comprises drummer and founding member David J. Smith with mainstays Kavus Torabi (Cardiacs, Knifeworld) on guitar and James Sedwards (N�ght) on bass, joined by recent addition Emmett Elvin (Chrome Hoof, Knifeworld) on keyboards.

In addition to the new studio album,this set include a live DVD of the group from their 2006 and 2007 USA and European tours. This is the only live footage of the band available to the public and features former member Daniel O'Sullivan of Ulver and Sun 0))).

After introducing the world at large to the gift of Guapo, when we released Five Suns in 2003, we are happy to be once again working with this extraordinary experimental rock band!

You can hear a track from the album here

Here is our official trailer for the DVD

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Your Price $28.00

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

If you are a fan of progressive music, you owe it to yourself to check out this album. I've been listening to Guapo for several years now and for my nickel, this is, by far, their best effort. They surely have their own sound, but do on occasion blush a bit Crimson and that's a good thing, in my book. (Vinyl and download both sound great.)
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