Birthed between the burning fields of Kansas and the surreal landscape of the New Mexican desert, Black Vines is a dense layering of monophonic drones, delayed sitar and large scale cello arrangements.
Combining the distorted and blackened influence of Aaron Martin’s recent solo and collaborative work with Joseph Angelo’s love of ragas, industrial noise and meditative minimalism, the eight elegiac strands of Black Vines are tribute to redemptive growth that occurs in the shadows.
Mastered by James Plotkin, featuring tracks reworked from the original parts by Dag Rosenqvist with stunning artwork by Chris Koelle.
Packaging includes letter-pressed covers, glass mastered CD, 10 x limited edition prints on heavy card stock with glassine bags, all resting inside hand numbered, scented black envelopes. Limited edition of 200 copies.
released November 10, 2014
All music by Joseph Angelo and Aaron Martin.
ARP Odyssey, sitar
singing bowls, organ, voice, cello, bass, field recordings, bowed cymbal, saw, glockenspiel, banjo, lap steel guitar
Tracks 5-8 reworked from the original parts by Dag Rosenqvist.