This Fire On Fire CD on Young God is amazing. The thing about Young God (and I'm sure I've mentioned this before) is they only release a handful of things each year but each one is amazing. So much love and effort goes into each release it's astounding. 'The Orchard' is no exception and the music itself on the album is superb. Following top albums by The Angels of Light, Larkin Grimm et al here's Fire on Fire!! They used to be Cerberus Shoal but they've hoofed their electric guitars and noisey rock drums out of the window and replaced 'em with all acoustic goodness. Namely mandolin, accordion, banjo, harmonium, stand up bass etc all mixed up to make some fanciful 'joyously vengeful gospel string band' to quote the press release. I think that sums it up nicely. The other thing it mentions is that this isn't folk music. It's more old timey incantations of early American music and I think that's spot on. In fact despite the songs all sounding traditional 'n all it sounds very modern... I think it's the production you know. Lots of string instruments all chucked together in a timeless fashion coupled with some brilliant songwriting makes a remarkably good album. The songs all have space to breathe and while at times there's a slight jauntyness about them, at other times it can be quite dark. I'm reminded of folks like Micah Blue Smaldone and Neil Young. Check it out cos it's an amazing record. Part of the whole freak/folk/new roots/whatever movement but The Orchard is definitely an album you need in your life if you have an interest in those genres. We think it's going to be CD only as it was originally just a limited release for the Young God site but there's been some pressure for a more general release. Here you go. Worth the wait I'm sure you'll find!
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