Darkness, darkness. Trumpets, muttering, and darkness. Oh, and banjos. Before the explosion and the rain and the flood and the falling, falling. I don’t know what this is all about, but I sense the mossy underbelly of a Civil War battlefield, quiet on the surface, raging with ghosts just under the surface, in an unsettled soil. What is wrong with me? Gr8, strange work from The Loom, from Brooklyn.
“For The Hooves That Gallop, And The Heels That March” (download mp3)
“For The Hooves That Gallop, And The Heels That March” (play)
You’re not in Kansas anymore. You’re not even in the midwest. These Gnomes done hath crawled off the lawn. They are gone, baby, gone. Carried off by a Sea Of Bees. Fly, be free.
Sea of Bees
“Gnomes” (download mp3)
from “Gnomes b/w Don’t Fear the Reaper”
Here’s a quirky little pop journey through the woods of quiet angst, from an artist called Appetite. I don’t think I’ve ever heard Marimba used in quite this way before. Or is that a thumb piano? In any case, this is a delightfully original piece, from a brand new album, just released on Crossbill Records. Très trippy.
“Warn Me, Right” (download mp3)
from “Scattered Smothered Covered”
“Warn Me Right” (play)
Sea Of Bees – “Marmalade” mp3
What does a Sea Of Bees sound like? Why, like this, Dorothy. A very buzzing, furry, winged self-organizing symphony of pollinating honeybugs. Sea Of Bees is actually one Julie Ann Bee, a (deep breath) multi-talented singer-songwriter-player-arranger-producer who writes and performs purty much every track on her lush and lovely recordings. Me likes it a lot. Now what happens when a Sea Of Bees gets into the Marmalade? Listen and find out, dears. Gr8 stuff.
Sea of Bees
from “Songs for the Ravens”
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