UPDATED: Jack Hertz in ambient Green Mist is a remastered version of the the Earth Mantra label’s release from 2012. (The original Earth Mantra releases are available on the Internet Archive.) This version uses current technology to update the sound of this release.
Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, Big Shoals is a three piece band producing music that is frequently referred to as “roots rock” with a healthy dose of Americana and country twang. On their first release we get a healthy dose of how this music has evolved since it was originally known as country rock back in the 70′s and 80′s — when it was a young style. Let’s see how the kid still goes on with Big Shoals.
So, I’ve somehow fallen behind a bit with Matthew Tyas’s work. He has another release that came out this month which I haven’t acquired yet. This will soon be rectified, however, as his impressions on Longues Plages is a work that makes me want to have more of his releases in my collection.
For their second release, Porki and Alvarado explore Halla, and this time they are bringing a boat-load of guests along with them: Jack Hertz, Cousin Silas, Stephen Briggs, Eyes Cast Down, and Void of Realms. It’s a mystical, expansive exploration that takes the listener through many dimensions. Join me on the journey.
I think it is blind oblivion’s fate that I am doing this show. I do this for the music and the musicians that produce the music. Their work comes first and foremost in putting this show together. Changing that by trying to make myself more of a personality would be wrong, and it wouldn’t be me. It would just be me trying to be someone else.
This Bayshore Records interview is the second I recently conducted. I’m encouraged to see the concept and culture is making it to a new generation.
I haven’t reviewed any Earth Mantra releases on The CerebralRift, despite knowing about the label for several years. Even so, starting with the three excursions of Altus on this release make is a great place to start covering works from this well respected, long running Netlabel.
Pulsewidth’s metallic creäture ode takes us in a very different direction. It is a “Sonic impressions based on observation and interaction with the kinetic sculpture The Cosmos In Which We Are by Pascal Dufaux.”
Giacomo Stolzini is known for his guitar work in Brothers In Law, but as Jack Eden goes straight on to keyboards and drum machines instead,
Cagey House is an old-hand in the netlabel scene, on his third release for HAZE we get to the see who’s (or rather what’s) the queen of Cagey House spins.
I’ve called this episode The Rebel Animals’ Standard after the poem ‘The Animals’ Rebellion’ by Clifton Bingham.
When I found Archaic Horizon back in June, I resurrected the idea of doing interviews on The CerebralRift. Here is the first: the Archaic Horizon interview.
If you are confused by the article title: In Stephen Briggs Morning Mists, there is a simple explanation. ‘Nebbie Mattutine’ is Italian for Morning Mists.
This is an old work from 1999. I can say that I am happy to hear it come to light now as a release from No Type, as the Auld Cove experiment surprises me.
My discovery of The Four Tales of Aleksi Eeben was an extremely rewarding recording, and was trans-formative of the way I look at the netlabel scene.