Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Elemental Chrysalis - The Calocybe Collection
Glass Throat Recordings, 2005
Homespun Cascadian ambience and folk guitar from lost forest hermits Chet W. Scott (Ruhr Hunter) and James Woodhead (At The Head Of The Woods) of the Glass Throat Recordings set (the aforementioned along with Alethes, Fearthainne, etc.). The quality of the guitar work is high here, sometimes covering the same mood and sound as peak Loren Connors. The drones are evocative of vertical forest spirit invocations, especially on the track "Caravan Of Ghosts" whose multitracked madrigals and throat singing sounds kind of like what a duo between Xela and Soriah might sound like. Great example from a quality collective of eco-focused doom folkers.