A companion EP to the "Moonglow" album.
"The Heather Blazing" was written during the "Moonglow" sessions but as a slow and moody acoustic track. In the end I left it off "Moonglow" because I thought that it sounded a bit boring as it was.
The version on this EP is re-recorded and scraps all the acoustic guitars in favour of a heavy stoner-rock inspired sound and I like it much better this way.
I stole the title from a novel by Colm Tóibín because it's one of my favourite books (go read it!) and I also thought it would work really well as a song-title.
All in all this EP continues the sound of the "Moonglow" release but takes it in a darker direction (which I also tried to express through the artwork).
".. "Suspicions Aside" is the pick of the lengthier pieces, an aching space-rock infused blues, with gritty, tense slide guitar."
- written by Nathan for The Active Listener, read the full review here:
released 01 June 2013
Benjamin Kantschieder: artwork, guitars, vocals, keyboards, lyrics
Lisa Zanon: pressed flowers
H.A.L. 9000: dialogue in "Insertion" & "Withdrawal"
Dr. Dave Bowman: dialogue in "Insertion"
dialogue bits sampled from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey", directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur Charles Clarke
Mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering
"Suspicions Aside" is also featured as the closing track on The Active Listener Sampler 11: theactivelistener.bandcamp.com/album/the-active-listener-sampler-11