DARK WATER AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN

by Ealdor Bealu

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"The Boise-based four-piece of guitarist/vocalist/spearhead Carson Russell, guitarist Travis Abbott, bassist/vocalist Rylie Collingwood and drummer/percussionist/saxophonist Alex Wargo bring the 56-minute offering to bear with marked patience and impress in the complexity of their arrangements and the identifiable human core that lies beneath them. ...it was the ambience of Ealdor Bealu’s Dark Water at the Foot of the Mountain that kept me going back to it. An album that was genuinely able to project a sense of mood without being theatrical about it was all the more impressive for it being their first.”
Top 20 Debut Albums of 2017
-The Obelisk

"Dark Water At the Foot of the Mountain is everything you want from psychedelic rock: deserty guitars, haunting ethereal vocals, compelling bass lines, and tight and tribal drumming when called upon. Featuring dual vocalists Carson Russell (guitar, vocals), and Rylie Collingwood (bass, vocals) therein lies an interesting dynamic between the soothing trance of Rylie's spectral lines and Carson's abstract and sagely foreboding tones.”
Top 50 Albums of 2017
-AudioHammock

"Shifting between a mesmerizing 7 tracks of ambient, echoing revelation Ealdor Bealu have crafted a debut release as vast as it is purposeful.”
Top 10 Discoveries of 2017
-Nanobot Rock

"The quartet evolves into a sound at the edge of shoegaze, with small touches of originality such as the presence of a saxophone from time to time. I can't help but feel bewitched by not only the music, but also by the voice of the singer..."
-La Planète du Stoner Rock

"The band's debut album, Dark Water at the Foot of the Mountain (self-released, 2017), is both dazzling and menacing. It combines solemn melodies, measured tempos, sinuous guitar lines and roaring distortion to create a sonic blend of beauty and power."
-Boise Weekly

"The traction of the music is desultory, undulant, as if one has wandered to land's end to face an ocean complicated by a hallucinogenic vision. All seems to end, even as it begins ever anew; or as poet Wallace Stevens once wrote: "Death is the mother of all beauty"."
-Boise Underground Music Pages

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released June 9, 2017

Carson Russell: Guitar, Vocals, Samples
Rylie Collingwood: Bass, Vocals
Alex Wargo: Drums, Bells, Chimes, Glockenspiel, Saxophone, Oud
Travis Abbott: Guitars

All songs written by Carson Russell except Behind the Veil (Russell/Abbott)
All lyrics written by Carson Russell except Deep Dark Below (Russell/Collingwood)

Produced: Carson Russell and Ethan Schmidt
Recorded/Mixed: Ethan Schmidt // DAS SCHMIDT HAUS (Boise, ID)
Mastered: Brad Boatright // AUDIOSIEGE MASTERING (Portland, OR)

Primary Recordings: The Wizard Hat (Yachats, OR)
Secondary Recordings: Das Schmidt Haus (Boise, ID)
Vocal Recordings: Cathedral of the Rockies (Boise, ID

Artwork/Design: Carson Russell
Layout: Robb Collingwood

Eternal love and gratitude to: Eric Gilbert, Eric Larson, Neurolux, Lawrence VanBishop, Eric Penney, Steph Coyle, Craig Hawkins, Nik Kososik, Duck Club, KRBX 89.9 Radio Boise, Treefort Music Fest, The Western Mystics, Red Hands Black Feet, and all those who came out to shows and supported our vision.

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Ealdor Bealu Boise, Idaho

Ealdor Bealu is an atmospheric heavy-psych quartet from Boise, ID.

With a focus on shifting dynamics from the ambient to the massive and back again, their sound expands beyond the boundaries of genre to create a mosaic of sonic praise.

Ealdor Bealu's sophomore full-length album SPIRIT OF THE LONELY PLACES is due for release on July 20th 2019 on vinyl/digital.
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Track Name: Water Cycle
Water Cycle (Additional Percussion: Christie Echols)
On hollow days my thoughts do dwell // Heaven knows how far we fell // Desperate youth, shattered dream // And all we know not what it seems // Withered sun casts light so pale // And to the west black ships do sail // Unguided course led us astray // Into the depths, the end of days // Ride waves of light to a distant shore // Turning of the tide call us back home // Come back to the mother, waters return // A life in the sunlight, lords above, earth below
Track Name: Deep Dark Below
Deep Dark Below
Walk hand in hand to the world’s edge // Daylight catch the breakers moving in // Deep dark below // Reach out and touch the face of god // Beauty and power, strong before the fall // To the ocean’s floor // When all is gone and none remain // The mighty waves will rise and fall again // Deep dark below
Track Name: Behold the Sunrise
Behold the Sunrise
White light // Sunrise // My eyes // Mesmerize // Give life // End of night // Rise the sun // Sweet oblivion
Track Name: This Too Shall Endure
This Too Shall Endure (Baritone Guitar: Nik Kososik)
Veiled in darkness unseen // Ancients crumble to the sea // From the hand that feeds // Burnt from seed
Track Name: Ebb and Flow
Ebb and Flow
Torn asunder, wrought from heavens low // Grey the shallows, bound to the ebb and flow // Stones like anchors, at night and in the day // Lights will lead us, bound to drift away // Sway past islands, brought to the foot of god // Bear your burden to the halls of Babylon // Fall from starlight to the rolling cold // Sink and drown again, bound to the ebb and flow
Track Name: Behind the Veil
Behind the Veil (Harp: Riley Anne Johnson)
Thru the narrows, past the sun // Take my hand behind the veil // Great beyond fades away // Before the stars, behind the veil
Track Name: Time Traveler
Time Traveler
Wander under stars // Wield overhead to a city in the sky // Never stay too long // Where we’ve been, footprints on the sun // Find yourself, reimagine // All these days, counted and collected // Who we were fades from sight // Follow your soul, caught in the throes…

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