Just finished reading Rob Young’s Electric Eden and Jeanette Leech’s Seasons They Change. Both great books and both mentioned before on the Golden Apples as they are superb launch-pads for the further self-discovery of obscure experimental psych folk. In Seasons They Change a few artists were noted for being there following the long drought of the 80s and at the very commencement of the 90s new ‘acid-folk’ scene…
“The music of In Gowan Ring is rather timeless, archaic perhaps but not from a clearly-defined period”
Stone Breath is part of the earth. Metal, hair, wood, skin, flesh, leaf, breath, and bone make our songs. We sing hymns to God and the green wood. Stone Breath is not new. It is cracked. Broken. Imperfect. Hidden. Weathered by the seasons.
more interesting Stone Breath connected sounds here
Unfairly panned by the critics “…a few merely curious moments– and then only as harbingers– cannot salvage this thing, a mostly shapeless lump of sparse almost-folk, almost-anti-folk that will frustrate your ears and have you begging for one fully-realized song” (Read more if you can take it) – but now more kindly remembered for thier early wanderings into wierd folk and for thier inspiration on groups such as The Espers and early connections to Fern Knight.
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