Thursday, July 14, 2011

MH - Black Animal (us 2011)

MH - Black Animal (us 2011)

Credits:
- Released 01 February 2011
- Written, performed, recorded by MH
- 'Magazines' written by NP & MH
- Chicago IL 2010
- Mastered by JSC
- Brooklyn NY 2011

tags: experimental folk Chicago

You can contact or order a copy here:
http://www.purehighonthesea.com/

Self Description:
About dark, layered folk music recorded on the floor of the forest!

Tracks:
01. Gift 04:17 
02. The Meeting Of The Waters 01:44
03. Volume And Ocean 03:33
04. Aces 03:56
05. In The Blackness Of The Fire 05:42
06. The Shore 04:17
07. Blanket 04:10 
08. France 02:25 
09. Magazines 03:39 
10. Rifle 05:53 
11. Leave Me The Leaves 02:20

Very interesting, fresh, sweet and ablazing sound from a new psych-folk artist! I 'm happy to see that the old tree of folk music flourishes again continuously...
 ~ alfaios.
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Simple, psychedelic-ish folk from Chicago. No, it's not lo-fi - the production quality here is top notch, which is nice, because it makes you appreciate all the little elements in this man's music. The main instruments here are obviously an acoustic guitar and the voice, but there is some interesting experimentation with electric guitar and even the studio equipment - like "Aces" which sounds like something between early Animal Collective and Christian Fennesz.
The tracks range from typical singer-songwriter stuff (with a slight, SLIGHT delay) to relaxing guitar passages set to field recording (or maybe recorded in the middle of the forest)?
Recommended. You can download the album for free or e-mail the guy for a physical copy.
 ~ by Panzerfaust.
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This is the first in a (hopefully!) long series of reader inspired reviews. This review is actually on a completely original piece of work which I would highly suggest checking out.
This is a short 12 song EP which consists of a mix of folk and semi-experimental sounding tracks. Hayes does a great job of working his way around the guitar and creating deep, rich melodies that perfectly match his voice, creating a distinct Xavier Rudd-esque feel.
The experimental portions of the EP sound like a collaboration between Baths and Animal Collective, a mix of avant garde folk and bedroom pop. Either way, it is a very interesting listen and worth a look. The production quality is surprisingly good and none of the instruments seem to fight for the lime light.
 ~ by Gabriel Unger.

Download Links:
http://purehighonthesea.bandcamp.com/

...and also...

http://www.multiupload.com/CUAP6PIQWR
MH - Black Animal (us 2011).rar (99.06 MB)
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