Album Review: Low Flying Hawks – “Kofuku”

DAXX22XX_CD-Pac_4s_1 Tray 01_2mm Bo eingeklebt links [Converted]In an era when bands’ reputations are determined by their participation in social media, I still get giddy when I’m forced to dig for information. Kofuku, the debut from psychedelic doom/sludge outfit Low Flying Hawks, is still an enigma to me after a dozen listens. I know little about the band other than what I’ve read from one interview; aside from the two main members, Eddie and Alex, Dale Crover (Melvins) and Trevor Dunn (also Melvins, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle) were involved in this album as well as producer Toshi Kosai. If that’s not enough to entice you, the music within is lava-thick doom with a dreamy haze that is just as somber as it is trippy.  Continue reading