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Changing Faces (LP)

Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
02-07-2021
Barcode:
836766004835
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
SIXLP148
Changing Faces (LP)
Changing Faces (LP)

Description

The air in the house is different now, says Ryan Boldt, the creative force behind The Deep Dark Woods. Boldts house is now full of pets and plants, and happiness. Its a house by the ocean, far from the rural prairie landscapes of his childhood and a defining feature of The Deep Dark Woods sound and lyrics. The house is also an emotional dwelling, an inner place for processing upheaval, finding new direction and making peace with the past. On Changing Faces, The Deep Dark Woods sixth album, Boldt works through the complications, unique to him and recognizable to many, of leaving one place for the next. On Changing Faces, you will be surprised by how gradual yet complete a turn The Deep Dark Woods have made from cabin cozy jam band to pan-Atlantic folk revivalist collective. Boldts delicate melodies and metallic-stringed bite rattle centuries-old folkloric ghosts and personal demons alike. The Deep Dark Woods, a band with few fixed members, is a vessel for Boldt, keyboard wonder Geoff Hilhorst and frequent collaborators, Kacy & Clayton and Evan Cheadle, among others, to find their own vocabulary for translating traditional folk forms - Irish waltzes, Broadside Ballads, ominous lullabies - to contemporary electric terms. Standout track How Could I Ever Be Single Again, featuring Kacy & Clayton, haunts with a gently lilting lament. The bittersweet melancholy of Everything Reminds Me, is brought into focus with its accompanying video, out today. Directed by Craig Range, the video reminds us, in fact, that all of lifes small daily rituals add up to something profound and beautiful. The addition of strings, arranged and performed by Russian composer and violinist Maria Grigoryeva, carve the songs deep longing with graceful swells and swirls. Throughout Changing Faces, there is a push and pull between place and placelessness. In the modulated Farfisa churn-up of 50s doo wop on album opener, Treacherous Waters, and the dizzying experimental pastoral voyage of In The Meadow, arrangements layer the familiar with the disorienting. Lyrically, the homesick headspin of When I Get Home Tonight explores the feeling of not knowing where you belong. With Changing Faces, Boldt arrives in a new place, the culmination of a project both historical and personal.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Treacherous Waters
  3. How Could I Ever Be Single Again?
  4. In The Meadow
  5. Yarrow
  6. When I Get Home Tonight
  7. Everything Reminds Me
  8. My Love For You Is Gone
  9. Anathea
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