KINIT HER - "THE CAVERN STANZAS" (rur032)
Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Nathaniel Ritter and Troy Schafer of KINIT HER have been journeying together since 2006 on a path that is evidently as spiritual as it is musical. Known for their involvement with a great many projects within and around the remarkable BRAVE MYSTERIES label (BURIAL HEX, RAIN DRINKERS, COMPASS HOUR and SECOND FAMILY BAND to name a few), the two have also earned a lot of attention last year with the majestic debut of their new, more folk-orientated guise of WREATHES. But KINIT HER remains the duo’s favourite incarnation when it comes to letting otherworldly forces speak through their music, and this new album is no exception. Essentially improvised, The Cavern Stanzas call to us from the heart of a holy mountain, resounding with tribal percussions, mystic chants and deep incantations. The enthralling melange of vinyl loops, organic sounds and acoustic instrumentation calls to mind the hallucinogenic fumes of a shamanic ritual, relieved by the lighter trance of a Rhodes Mark I keyboard or a desert-dream guitar, sweeping in like a warm summer breeze from the valley. A unique experience where ancient spirits, progressive folk and tribal lounge meet.
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