Purple Pilgrims - Perfumed Earth LPFlying Nun Records
New Zealand dreamscape artists Purple Pilgrims are set to release their long-awaited, sophomore record Perfumed Earth on August 9th via Flying Nun Records. This release marks their recorded debut with the iconic independent label. To create the songs represented on Perfumed Earth, Valentine and Clementine retreated to the wooden sanctuary hidden deep in the wilds of Tapu where their 2016 debut Eternal Delight came together. Birthed from a new calm and contemplative headspace, and a select group of collaborators whom they brought together as a "very modern/mobile band", the pair set to immersing themselves in their new sonic world. The 9 track record features support input from Gary War (bass and synth from various motel rooms in the USA), Jimmy Mac (lush live drums), Joshua Kennedy (additional guitar jangle and fuzz), veteran improvisational experimentalist Jeff Henderson (saxophone on 'Delphiniums In Harmony / Two Worlds Away') and a special guest appearance from six-string expressionist Roy Montgomery on 'Ruinous Splendour'. The album was mixed by acclaimed engineer Thomas Healy (Tiny Ruins).