BIRCH BOOK - A Hand Full of days LP
LP in gatefold-cover lim.400 / Ahnstern
this is the third part in the Birch Book series! 'A Hand Full of Days' represents the culmination of a bizarre journey through 'That High Lonesome Path'. a collection of songs and incongruant meditations find family with stark passage and psychedelic interlude. a dreamy masterpiece of perfect songwriting! - Comes in heavy fold-out cover / 15 songs / 61 min.
About Birch Book:
Variously labeled 'Wyrd', 'Psychedelic' or 'Avant Folk', IN GOWAN RING extend roots into poetic-folk traditions while cultivating an inimitable, self-attuned writing style that prefigured the new-psyche-folk movement. As poet, pilgrim, progenitor of wyrd-folk and maestro of IN GOWAN RING, Jon Michael Beirth (otherwise B'ee) has developed a homespun sonic tapestry with peculiar richness of vision; recording over ten full length albums and performing throughout North America & Europe in veritable itinerant fashion amidst a dozen years against the grain. As well as composing the original material for BIRCH BOOK & IN GOWAN RING, Bee collects renditions of traditional songs and builds many of the acoustic instruments featured in performances and recordings such as the recent lyre-guitar & leaf cittern. Though largely self-taught, he has didactically studied the music of the Trouvères and Troubadours, the counterpoint of the High Renaissance, and modern orchestration.
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