Map of Our New Constellations | 2011 | Feeding Tube Records
Beautiful first LP by these Western Mass maestros of the mystery-volk gesture. Named after some well-bred rabbits of Martha Burr Banks’ invention, related by birth to Jow Jow Death Knell Rung, many of the questions here are posed by Beverly Ketch’s plaintive vocals, all of them edged with a wide-eyed wonder I suspect was a ruse if I didn’t know her. There is a bit of the campfire to the material’s construction, but there’s none of the cutsey-pie crap that might seem to infer. Some of the bits ring like a full-fledged folk-rock oyster. Indeed, the vibe is not dissimilar to the work of The Barbara & Teri Manning, and the organ backpine that pops up here and there is very much in line with the SF sound developed by the Amarillo Records bands and their ilk. Very goddamn elegant, this.
– Byron Coley, 2011
Current Musical Projects
jim bliss, Bob fay, andy goulet, desi lowitt, Sita magnuson, brandee simone
Blends Americana, Psychedelia, Folk and Pop. All players switch instruments frequently, providing a excellent vehicle for experimentation and exploration. Recordings forthcoming.
Sita Magnuson, Amanda Petrovato, Lisette Lopez, JEN GELINEAU, BEVERLY KETCH + OTHERS
A response to the heavily male-dominated noise music landscape in Western Mass, this short-lived experiment was a woman-only experimental/improvisational soundscape project. We played behind sheets and lace, using light sources to play with shadow and movement as we fluidly moved between instruments. By visually disconnecting the audience from the musicians we sought to enhance ambient listening and inspire field-based attention (v. actor-based).