Pre-order of Terra Traipse including immediate download of 1 track in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app. You'll also get the complete album the moment it’s released.
releases 11 February 2014
Limited edition of 100 rhodamine red, hand-numbered cassettes, pro-dubbed and assembled by nationalaudiocompany.com
~ released by Shred Forever.
Pre-order includes immediate download of 1 track in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app. You'll also get the complete album the moment it’s released.
shipping out on or around 11 February 2014
edition of 100
Written and recorded with great care over the course of a year, Terra Traipse sees Our Brother the Native eagerly treading new ground, while continuing to haunt those places in music they've come to be associated with. The product is a powerfully dynamic blend of effected, familiar, and other-worldly sounds, performed and arranged in a manner that is as often meditative and gentle as it is bracingly intense. An ebb and flow permeates the songs, alternating between and sometimes blending phases of deeply felt melancholy, exaltation, sorrow, and hopefulness, telling of what comes and goes, confessing a love of Plath's poetry one moment, and recounting past grievances another, all in a voice that is unfailingly honest. Featuring an eclectic cast of musicians and collaborators living in Michigan, on the West Coast, and elsewhere, Terra Traipse lacks none of the technical ambitions, nor the sonic texture of past albums. But they are presented here in a refined form, and though it was drafted with an amplitude of pop sensibility, the music lacks none of the depth, spirituality, or darkness that characterizes the band's prior work. The twenty-six minutes make for an immediate and coherent kind of stepping-forth that is engaging throughout. Meticulous production handled by many capable ears helps to give the abysmal interior of Terra Traipse a sparkling surface, much like the surface of any great lake seen from the window of a West Coast bound airplane...
releases 11 February 2014
Recorded in Pontiac, MI 2012
Artwork/Layout Design by Josh Bertram
Drum Tracking by Rishi Daftuar
Mixed by Andrew Oswald
Mastered by Geoff Saba
Josh Bertram: Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Production/Composition
Benjamin Spencer: Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Sean Hall: Drums
Ian Fulcher: Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone
Amanda Haswell: Vocals
Jean Bertram: Vocals
Drew Pearson: Vocals
Daniel Goldblum: Bassoon
Alex Wand: Vocals, Flute
Samuel Johnson: Pipe Organ
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