Culled together from a live January 2006 performance in Brooklyn, Heavy Elements displays the then-trio GHQ exploring the intricacies of electric/acoustic drones and ragas in one of the most intense recordings in their entire catalog. For this performance/recording the band consisted of the core GHQ duo of Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, Hototogisu, Zaimph), Steve Gunn and Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Spectre Folk, the Vanishing Voice, etc).
Heavy Elements churns with the deeply layered drones that marked previous GHQ releases. While these sounds are still present, this album differentiates itself from the band's prior outings through the addition of nearly-tribal drums and a more intense overall aural atmosphere. This is music that, while blissfully transcendent and beautiful, is not for the faint of heart. From a one-time pressing of 1000 copies.