|Jonathan Vassar |
and The Speckled Bird
The Sky and Country
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Vassar & The Speckled Bird's second full length release on Triple Stamp Records, The Sky and Country, presents a collection of songs as if a series of landscape paintings. Elemental themes recur throughout as Vassar interweaves visionary details of natural processes and narratives steeped in the same mysticism found at the heart of their first release: "Signs and Wonders."
Joshua Quarles again produces the album, resulting in rich music that creates a dark sound setting for Vassar's lyrics to flourish within. Orchestration is key, as the musicians conduct a lasting masterpiece of both gravity and pathos.
1. The Hanging Rocks 2. The High Country 3. The Falls 4. The Wreck St. James 5. The Wind through The Trees 6. The Heron and The Hummingbird 7. The Timberline 8. The Plain Light of Day 9. The Flatwater 10. The Sky and Country
Produced and recorded by Joshua Quarles at Bookhouse Studios. Richmond, VA.
c. 2012, Triple Stamp Records