Black Eagle Child – Lobelia

$7.00

FORMAT: CASSETTE
CATALOG NUMBER: STRATA11
EDITION OF 50 PRO-DUBBED ON CHROME
INCLUDES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

A masterstroke of pastoral guitar melodies, loops, field recordings and instrumental reminiscence on family.

Released May 23, 2016
On cassette for the first time. Originally released on CD in 2011 by Preservation.

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SKU: STRATA11

Description

SIDE A
1. Crandon
2. Summer Street
3. Paper Delivery
4. Porch Screens
5. The Quarry Slide
6. Falling Off Your Bike

SIDE B
1. The River’s Course
2. I Forgot
3. Goodbye House
4. A Different River
5. The Bees Nest
6. Families Get Together

Reviews

“It’s immersive and personal music, continually unfolding and forever revealing. Jantz prefers atmosphere to extravagance, using these 52 minutes to create a dozen moods instead of a half-dozen quick hits or technical workouts. He’s created an open audio diary of sorts, something to keep exploring and discovering…”
Grayson Currin for Pitchfork (6/13/11)

“Black Eagle Child has the uncanny ability to marry pastoral post-folk – high humidity front porch rambles to sparse and exploratory arpeggios that are thick with pathos and tinged with nostalgia for the disappearing horizon of definable memories – and soaring guitar lines that ascend above the field recordings and layers of looped acoustic and electric guitars. Lobelia creates emotional landscapes of great loss combined with those flying dreams that we have where we are soaring above the fragments of broken lives. Through little else than manual dexterity, a few pedals, field recordings and sparse percussion, Lobelia is able to cover extensive ground. Songs like “The Rivers Course” and “Summer Street” are bucolic explorations on blues-informed guitar lines with cavernous space between lines filled with field recordings of glistening afternoons under forest canopies. “The Quarry Slide” contains one of those irresistible eliding guitar passages over looped guitar passages and auxiliary percussion in the vein of Marc McGuire’s more heroic phrasings. A blissful exploration of an imagined utopia.”
Tome to the Weather Machine (10/24/16)

Additional information

Weight 3 oz