Posted on June 21, 2016
OUT TODAY: Great Raven – Magnetic Smoke (NGland)
The new album from Great Raven, Magnetic Smoke, is out today on NGland. You can order this very special album via the band’s Bandcamp page – available either as a download or a limited Cdr in handmade origami sleeve with artwork by Tara Hill.
“like a lost library record with gorgeously honest vocals, subtle electronics & field recordings pulsating throughout”
A concept album of sort the album charts a person’s changing disposition from sunrise to nightfall on a Summer Solstice. It’s influenced by the works of Laurie Anderson, Arthur Russell, Meredith Monk and Karen Dalton.
What the press say:
“We are spun around through the ages seemingly discovering ancient folk tales and rhythmic patterns that are occult in their feeling, sometimes scary often addictive.” Louder Than War
“In places it’s like Björk with fewer beats and more cowbells, a more nightmarish Laurie Anderson, or even the more experimental, ambient 1980’s output of 1970’s axe hero Bill Nelson.” Boxofpeppers