Monday, March 7, 2011

Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep on the Floodplain (2011)

The latest album by the prolific Ben Chasny, Alseep on the Floodplain a continuation of his soft, ethereal and winsome folk. Although bearing similarities to the experimental folk I posted over the last few days, it is more guitar-based, as is always the case with Six Organs of Admittance albums. Likewise, this album can be considered "new folk," which I gather is the term that people have been putting forth instead of the derided "freak folk" or geographically limiting "new weird America" tags. Nomenclature aside, it is a skillfully done release as good as any launching point for those uninitiated to Chasny's work in this project or Comets of Fire. Plus, it has one of my often favored epic long tracks that evolve and distract me to no end. Who knows, maybe you'll get hooked and being the mildly daunting task of tracking down and hearing the sizable discography.

To be had here:
Asleep on the Floodplain [224 VBR kbps]

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