Stare At Your Shoes-Alcian Blue-Carousel

Alcian Blue, named for a polyvalent basic dye (whatever that is), was a shoegaze group from Takoma Park, MD, active in the early-to-mid 2000’s. “Carousel” is a nearly 8-minute behemoth of a track that can be found on the band’s 2007 EP Years Too Late, released after the band had already dissolved. Listening to “Carousel” is like being enveloped by a celestial cloud; a swirling, melodic haze hovers overtop gentle acoustic strumming and faint vocal harmonies as the band builds gradually to a thunderous crescendo. Sit back, close your eyes, and hear the movement of the planets from up close.

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