Originally recorded during sessions for SUSS’s High Line album, noted by Pitchfork for “sounding less like a vacation than a dinner bell for the apocalypse,” these two tracks were not included on the final album, but are too good not to see the light of day. “We Pointed Them North” features the band’s signature ambient Americana of pedal steel, ebow, guitar and psychedelic loops - guiding listeners on the trail that connects Ry Cooder’s Paris, Texas to Eno’s Another Green World. “Wetlands (Part 2)” brings together soaring EBow, pedal steel, mandolin, guitars and cosmic loops to create a new sonic landscape that lies somewhere between Bruce Langhorne’s The Hired Hand and Robert Fripp’s Evening Star.
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I'm not sure why I didn't listen to this sooner. I guess I thought "well obviously it'll be good, I'll come back later". Since buying I've listened twice in a day. This album is beautiful, both in a soothing relaxing way but more importantly in a heart-wrenching and painfully anguished way. Aidan
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The sub-genre of Ambient Americana is going from strength to strength because of releases like this.
Chuck Johnson's slide playing like a silvery spider web, whilst Marielle Jakobsons' voice and keyboards an ethereal cloud.
What this album offers is a genuine 'deep listening' experience, as blissful, meditative and compelling as its gorgeous cover image.
From the first note to the last, this is haunting, life-affirming music. Let it lift your spirit and carry you away. Michael Mueller