Out of Print CDR, edition of 50
Installment in the two-part opening salvo (along with the "Black Earth Hymns" cassette) from the new Wisconsin-based Spiral Joy lineup. Washes of reeds -- duo harmoniums, an oboe -- turn layer after layer of rich and fertile dirt, preparing it for the seeds to come. Features a couple debuts -- first Spiral Joy release to feature Emily's playing, and Patrick's first outing on fiddle. The third of the cdr's three tracks warrants special mention ------- a 41-minute excursion into harmonium over- and undertones that may go farther and deeper than anything the collective's yet issued in this area.
released February 14, 2009
Patrick. W. Best, Mikel Dimmick, Emily Keown
Gongs, Bowed Gong, Bells and Chimes, Fiddle, Harmoniums, Jupiter Machine, Oboe
Artwork by Emily Keown
Copyright: Ark Majesties February 2009
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