If your looking for beautiful acoustic music then you really can’t go wrong here. Comes in a 6-panel eco wallet presented with photos by Justin James King and artwork / custom text by Leah Koransky…
Rosary Beard has been writing highly-detailed, emotive compositions together since January 2010. Halfmoon Fever represents music from the entire two year collaboration. The album was recorded live with no overdubs in sessions between late December of last year through March of this year by Ian White of Swordpaw in a historic ballroom in Troy, N.Y. Mixing for Halfmoon Fever was handled deftly by Troy Pohl (The Kamikaze Hearts, producer of Sean Rowe’s Magic LP) after which the album was mastered to perfection by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering in Brooklyn, N.Y.
This 44 minute piece may structurally resemble a classical composition – divided as it is into several interlocking stanzas – but it’s difficult to place it comfortably within the realm of modern music. If anything, ‘The Rest….’ evokes the otherwordly, fantastical obsessions of the Victorians (Conan Doyle, Lear, Grandville, Wellcome, etc) through means of meticulously manipulated instrumentation, samples and voice.Plinth, of course, is no stranger to Victoriana.
Bridge Carols is the meeting of two artists with unique timeless approaches to music. Neo-Americana folk singer Laura Gibson is gifted with a soft and singular voice (not unlike the voices of Josephine Foster and Joanna Newsom) and writes songs that could date back a century or foretell a future rural life. Electronician Ethan Rose is vested in antiquated instruments and technologies – a sonic recycler who, out of the old, has been creating a new form of ambient music.
As a sort of pantheist, or at least an artist who finds great stories hiding in the vast visual subtleties of nature – Subtle Trees is a classical music collage as much as it is an homage to classical music. It’s core is created through sounds gathered in the owl hours by sampling ancient instruments whose cores were derived from the trees of nature. These sounds were layered like lichen on an ancient pantheistic sculpture.