Monday, May 16, 2011

Magic Lantern / The Hop Frog Kollectiv — split 12"

Magic Lantern / The Hop Frog Kollectiv — split 12” (URCK Records)

“Magic Lantern's side was recorded for Ukulele, Guitar, Flute, Piano, Bells, Hand Drums & Voices….The magic created by the interweaving flute and string melodies creates an epic soundtrack to an Atlantis like Hesse-esque world that'll take you to the outer places you've always needed to explore. The Hop-Frog Kollectiv's side is based on recordings on Silvertone and Hammond organs donated by Shea M. Gauer of OPEN Books and features Yanqin (Chinese dulcimer), Ruan (moon guitar), Been, electric guitar, midi guitar & flutes. The title comes from the regionally known name of three clans in the Atakora Mountains of the Sahara desert who’s ancestral and family ties govern their society through their belief that the dead are permanently among us and constantly influencing us.” — URCK Records

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