Final yr, Stephen Pierce of the bands Ampere and Kindling — launched his debut album as Gold Mud, a undertaking that channeled his curiosity in psychedelic folks music. As we speak, the Easthampton, MA-based musician is asserting a brand new album referred to as The Late Nice Gold Mud. He’s introducing it with “Proof Of Life,” an expansive observe that boasts a dulcimer and a few fantastic textures. It’s accompanied by a canopy of Karen Dalton’s “One thing On Your Thoughts,” which is out there as a lathe lower 7″.
“To me, I suppose it’s about these issues that we don’t say, the methods we don’t act, and the remaining truths that even in isolation can supply some type of connection,” Pierce wrote. “It’s been a extremely bizarre time these previous few years, and it’s not getting any much less bizarre. No less than for me, anyway. In any case, this one would be the lightest and most hopeful track on a reasonably heavy document, and possibly that in itself is one thing to carry onto.”
Hear and skim Pierce’s full assertion beneath.
01 “Go Gently”
02 “Proof Of Life”
03 “Mountain Laurel”
04 “A Storm Doesn’t Damage The Sky”
05 “Completely Nowhere”
06 “Larks Swarm A Hawk”
07 “And But”
08 “Unreliable Narrator”
09 “All Issues Apart”
10 “Catalpa Bloom”
11 “Bizarre Climate”
12 “For Luna”
I’ve been requested to write down about one thing that exists past language.
Generally songs come straightforward, however placing phrases to what’s behind them finally ends up being considerably of a problem for me. They will appear to be such visceral and corporeally intuitive reactions to emotions that may’t be simply summed up or untangled in a number of easy paragraphs. Possibly that’s an excellent factor: there’s a type of universality in most of my favourite songs, one thing that I can seize onto and make into my very own. One thing that lends itself to a private resonance. On the finish of the day, I need you to take no matter you may from this track: Your life is totally different from mine, little question, and I’d not need your expertise to be tied to one thing I maintain inside me. However I believe finally, it’s dealing in some fairly shared emotions.
To me, I suppose it’s about these issues that we don’t say, the methods we don’t act, and the remaining truths that even in isolation can supply some type of connection. It’s been a extremely bizarre time these previous few years, and it’s not getting any much less bizarre. No less than for me, anyway. In any case, this one would be the lightest and most hopeful track on a reasonably heavy document, and possibly that in itself is one thing to carry onto.
I used to be watching some stay footage of Pentangle from 1972, from a stay TV broadcast. After they performed the trad. Scottish tune “Willy o’Winsbury,” Bert Jansch put down his guitar and picked up a dulcimer. The impression that his chiming drone made when he joined the remainder of the band was one thing that moved me to do a fast search and order a modestly-priced dulcimer of my very own. I did some studying in regards to the tuning and the generalities about how they’re performed and—whereas ready for it to indicate up within the mail—figured I’d write a track for it. That’s this: Proof of Life. Whereas I’ve nonetheless not written a track ON dulcimer, I’m comfortable to have written one FOR dulcimer: It inspired me to strategy the writing course of just a little otherwise than I in any other case would’ve. I’m grateful for that.
And I’m grateful to you for giving this track a pay attention. I hope you discover one thing in there that is sensible to you.
The Late Nice Gold Mud is out 11/4 by way of Centripetal Drive Information. Pre-order it right here.