Aaron Martin (Black Vines, The Cloisters) and Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX) have individually had releases on Miasmah, Type and Denovali. Joining forces as From The Mouth Of The Sun they work entirely with acoustic sound sources, from guitars to organs and cellos. Swelling neo-classical pieces to soothe the soul.
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- LTS-031 / CD on Lost Tribe Sound housed in a heavy stock, handcrafted 7" x 5" book-style case with download card for the album in high quality format. Edition of 150 copies
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7/10 Laurie Staff review, 19 July 2017
With its arcane title that could have been ripped from a fantasy RPG and impressionistic cover, you would be forgiven for thinking that Hymn Binding was a record full of psych rock, acid folk or nu-chant or something. But for those not familiar with From the Mouth of the Sun, it’s actually a project that lies much more on the neo-classical spectrum, intertwined with subtle electronic touches and field recordings to achieve greater feels.
Y’know the kind of chords that post-rock bands love? Those kinda melancholic ones that teeter on the brink of uplifting and sad? Well, FtMotS bloody loves them. Played by strings of course, with some vibraphone-like jingles, pianos, ukes, banjos, the entirety of the folky country instrument world basically. It’s very beautiful, but I think that may be also the thing that doesn’t move me. It just sorta passes by, playing it’s hopeful chords in an attempt to stir my shriveled soul. I know right, how can you dislike something for sounding nice, and I don’t dislike it exactly, it just doesn’t hit me as hard as the lush orchestration would suggest I should be hit. It’s official, I’m dead inside.
They’ve really done a great job on the packaging here, though, those Lost Tribe Sound folks. The CD in presented in a sort of lite book, with screws or maybe rivets binding the pages together and some bonus card bits inside too. It looks like the vinyl will be even more luxurious, sporting 180g, gatefold, an additional jacket with bonus artwork from Gregory Euclide, the works. And while it doesn’t do much to me, collectors will be all over it, as will anyone who can’t get enough of the stirring classicisms of Max Richter, Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds or the chords of Sigur Ros.
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