|Recorded by the band in Olympia, WA from 2003 to early 2004 and mixed with Rex Ritter (Jessamine, Fontanelle and SUNN) at Magnetic Park in Portland, OR in March and April 2004, The Soul of the Rainbow and the Harmony of Light takes Growing's expansive palette, blurring and disguising instrumental points of origin to a point where sheer sound defines itself with authority. Now a duo with Kevin Doria on bass and guitar and Joe Denardo on guitar, Growing have pushed into the manipulation of feedback, hiss and static; wringing out waves of delay from their amps while retaining an earthbound mastery of crushing riffage. These grainy textures contrast with a clean, pulsing lushness that carries traces of bird song and touch on natural environs and the passing of time.
This time the drones are more solid and gigantic, rising up like columns of natural light which, although ephemeral, are held aloft with a definite sense of structure.
4 stars out of 5 - [B]eautifully phased guitar and bas hums....There's also a sense of an immense, tethered rock power...
4 stars out of 5 - [A] shimmering, shifting wash of layered guitars, manipulated tones and bottomless drone.