Nothing as the Ideal is the first album recorded by the band as a 3-piece, as All Them Witches dismissed the keyboard player, Jonathan Draper (who was already replacing the initial organist). With this comes a rawer, often heavier sound, which can be heard in the opener “Saturnine & Iron Jaw” but will come back through the whole album.
That being said, Nothing as the Ideal is also a very diverse album, a compendium of what All Them Witches have offered through their career. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean they’ve lost creativity, this is not a “Best of” album, it taps into all the influences they’ve developed through the year and sublimes them. Even after 6 studio albums in 8 years, All Them Witches prove that they still have new things to offer. From ballad (Everest) to dark Americana (The Children of Coyote Woman) to raw, aggressive heavy rock (Lights Out), the album brings out the versatility and variety of All Them Witches composing and sound and leaves the listener with a deep sensation of completeness.
|Sub-Genre: Desert / Blues / Psychedelic / Sludge / Stoner.|
|Catalog No: NW 5421.|
|Size: 12" single vinyl record.|
|Color: two color variants.|