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November 10, 2010

Curling Pond Woods - Greg Davis [2004]



Greg Davis invites us to a walk in the countryside inside his head. Dreamy, bucolic instrumentation integrates acoustic and electronic: field recordings, drones, occasional vocals, and backwoods ambient mixed in with more structured songs. Digital experimentation with the pastoral and organic employing a strong emotional canvas - more melancholic than sombre - to layer slow-moving yet rich sonic elements: finger-picked strings stretched to resemble barren branches, bird chirps and music boxes scattered about and a kick-drum keeping step.

Like a winter landscape, seemingly sparse from the outside, once among the trees, Curling pond Woods reveals a nuanced density of sound to get lost in. The mood is maintained by two charming covers: Brian Wilson's At My Window, and The Incredible String Band's Air.

Oddi wrth y brawd
an alternative view of a thicket 

4 comments:

b. neptune said...

it's actually Greg Davis.

Y Brawd said...

But of course it is.(It was 0400 when this post went up!)

* * e d o * * said...

thanks!

edo
knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com

Y Brawd said...

Hey Edo,

Tried to catch your radio show but got someone else. Pretty cool stn. tho'. Do you have link to recording or is it live stream only?