I need to share about a phenomenal meditative album, The Cinder Grove, I've discovered by Oakland artist Chuck Johnson. What makes the album really interesting is his use of pedal steel guitar as the foundation of his sound palette among strings, electronics and piano. I was expecting it to sound Southwestern-y, and while maybe it does in some passages when he lets that steel guitar wail or glide between notes, it still completely works. But really he keeps the guitar firmly grounded in spacey, slow-moving, rich instrumental music. The album features Sarah Davachi on piano. One of my favorite ambient albums of 2021 so far. Give it a listen!
I’ve had the hot jamz fever.
Thanks, I’ll check ‘em out!@dropsonde
Not the same label, but (I think this is the only place you can get this record in the us customs free.
Release date: 2xCD+Art Book 1/22/2021.Release date: 2xLP+Art Book 3/12/2021.2xCD 2CD+Artbook: Remastered album tracks + 8 previously unreleased tracks. Double CDs housed in 48-page hardcover book.2xLP (Brown transparent vinyl) + Art Book is limited to 1000. 2LP: Remastered album tracks + 8...darla.com
i was a pretty big fan of the ascension last year, even if some people didn’t like it.
I wasn’t a huge fan of The Ascension, overall, but the title track from it is one of Sufjan’s best songs. I’m excited about this one because my expectations were very low thinking it would be a lot like Aporia or more straightforward electronic like The Ascension. The fact he went more ambient is so unexpected.i was a pretty big fan of the ascension last year, even if some people didn’t like it.
seeing all the descriptions surrounding this project are making me excited to dig into this!! will probably pre-order it soon as well