Warm… Embracing… Nostalgic… Emotive. A few words to describe the indefinable, thrown into the wind to pin the immersive atmospheres located within the wax of Padang Food Tigers’ (ex-drone folk heroes, Rameses III) new album, Ready Country Nimbus. Comparable to feathers floating in the breeze, this London-based duo (Stephen Lewis and Spencer Grady) make their gentle passage via sublime vignettes to set up residence in pastures new. Theirs is the sound of dirt and cobwebs being swept from the corners of childhood memories. The world weeps tears of knowledge, comfort, concentration, enlightenment, while handing flowers to a parade of beautiful women.
Ready Country Nimbus is an emotional sepia-tinged blend of tones, gospel, and spirit. It’s more than music, it’s a swelling presence. It’s inflated poetry, bent and focused through the necks of guitars, banjos and nature. It’s kind of holy.
Perfect for the wintertime, Alicia Merz’ Birds of Passage project comes from another world, separate from our own. This is an world similar to ours, but everything is just slightly off. A constant overcast sky, filled with birds drifting through these skies leaving long trails of gold and blue ribbons. It’s a fantastic and ethereal plane.