His Name Is Alive

Return To Never (Home Recordings 1979 - 1986 Vol 2)

Mastering: Beau Thomas
Artwork: Studio Tape-Echo

from the label:


Second volume in a trilogy exploring the teenage tape experimentation of Warren Defever aka His Name Is Alive. Echo-drenched guitar instrumentals, field recordings and gorgeous ambient tones pulsate through the analogue murk, also taking in dalliances with greyscale industrial drone, musique concrète and even a burst of 4-track noise pop reminiscent of the early work of The Jesus And Mary Chain.

Inner sleeve essay and interview once again by Mike McGonigal, the man behind Third Man’s recently launched Maggot Brain magazine and the author of books on My Bloody Valentine and Galaxie 500.

Praise for His Name Is Alive’s All The Mirrors In The House (Home Recordings Volume 1):

“These lo-fi, smudged worlds of sound, bled to cassette in Defever’s bedroom, feel remarkably prescient. His minatures have a particularly blissed-out, sun-kissed resonance, and a psalmic simplicity that’s as evocative as it is peaceable.” - Uncut

“An astonishing document of lo-fi alchemy.” - Pitchfork

“Sounds as good as any "ambient" release you've heard in the last five years” - The Quietus

“It's fairly impossible to point out stand out tracks because the album as a whole is superb.” - Pop Matters

“The next transmission from a man still making the everyday sound otherworldly.” - The Wire

“A superb place to start investigating the work of this genuninely intriguing musician” - Electronic Sound