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Spires That in the Sunset Rise


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Experimental anti-folk

Status:

Most recent release, Illinois Glossolalia (with Michael Zerang, 2017)

See also:

Spires That in the Sunset Rise's bandcamp page

Wikipedia's entry on Spires That in the Sunset Rise

Graveface Records' site

Comparisons:

Not sure. Maybe The Wicker Man soundtrack. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Weird, witchy anti-folk of the most unique caliber. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Spires That in the Sunset Rise is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Spires That in the Sunset Rise (2003)
  • Four Winds The Walker (2004)
  • This Is Fire (2006)
  • Curse The Traced Bird (2008)
  • Ancient Patience Wills It Again (2012)
  • Mirror Cave (2014)
  • Beasts in the Garden (2015)
  • Kata Physin (with Michael Zerang, 2016)
  • Illinois Glossolalia (with Michael Zerang, 2017)

Spires That in the Sunset Rise

Release info:

2003—Graveface Records—grave011

Availability:

See Graveface Records' site

Ecto priority:

High if you don't scare easily

Group members:

Kathleen Baird, Taralie Dawn, Georgia Vallas—guitars, cello, violin, autoharp, melodical, harmonium, little harp, percussion, spike fiddle, mbira, piano, vocals

Guest artists:

Anne Fritz—violin on track 2, cello on tracks 4,5,6

Comments:

Thoroughly weird and wired music from a trio who would have been burned as witches in the Middle Ages. It sounds like folk, if by folk you mean folk that's been left to marinate in Wicker Man-atmospherics and then had surgery carried out by the local exorcist. Who failed to restore the patient's health. I'm scared of this record but it keeps drawing me back. It's enchanted. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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