New music at the Gallery coming up on October 13th
w/ Amulets, Thelma (aka Benoît Pioulard) & Vradiazei
suggested donation of 5 – 15
Fletcher Tucker will preform a single, continuous, highly ritualistic, long-form composition. The piece is ambient, shadowy, and almost entirely acoustic with an emphasis on the animistic character of the instruments themselves… a 110-year-old Finnish pump organ, Appalachian dulcimer, a rattle made of leaves… to name just a few. Songs emerge from the minimalistic sound-field and are subsumed back into the field without interruption. Ancient tones and primordial perspectives are evoked. The raw, mystical energies of Tucker’s wild home-place (Big Sur, California) are summoned and embodied.
“In ‘Cold Spring’, Tucker sinks into the redwoods and roots out something ancient and always. [‘Cold Spring’] shares an environmental consciousness heard in records by Mount Eerie and Agalloch, where the woods and mountains of the West Coast not only become an instrument, but a way of being with dirt and trees and birds. A truly incredible record.” – NPR
“…unreservedly dark at times. Like nature itself, the record can feel spooky, inspiring an awe that comes close to dread… over and over again, the completed record bears [Fletcher Tucker] out, sounding thoroughly haunted, an arboraceous, psychedelic journey that reveals more with each listen.” – Aquarium Drunkard
“Tucker evokes Big Sur’s natural grandeur with echo-shrouded vocals, shimmering synthesizers, wildlife field recordings, booming drums… [yet] one suspects that he spent as much time paring back as he spent building up. Each note and line occupies its own space in a big, uncluttered sound field, and each song moves at a pace that reinforces the solemnity of the proceedings.” – The Wire Magazine
stream for “Cold Spring”