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Stone Breath — Knotwork
(Hand/Eye h/e043, 2008, 2CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2009-07-01

Knotwork Cover art

Knotwork is collection of unreleased Stone Breath songs and rarities. Most of the songs presented on this disc are from the later years of the band and Knotwork is intended to bridge the gap from 2000 to their new album to be released in 2009. Timothy Renner’s Catholic upbringing continues to influence Stone Breath’s music and compositions. In addition to a song about the Garden of Gethsemane there are two Christmas songs. Among the traditional original songs are a cover of Pete Seeger’s “Sacco’s Last Letter” and Tom Rapp/JRR Tolkien’s “Ring Thing.” And perhaps oddest of all is their cover of “Shine on Harvest Moon.” Ranging from Eastern-tinged folk music to drones, this collection of songs may be more accessible and lighter than their earlier releases. These are quiet songs with sparse acoustic arrangements of vocals, banjo, melodica, hurdy-gurdy, harmonium, guitar, and/or sitar performed by Prydwyn, Sarada, and tiMOTHy. The CD comes housed in fold out card stock covered with lyrics, information about the songs, and tiMOTHy’s detailed pagan pen and ink artwork. If you are new to Stone Breath, Knotwork is an excellent place to start exploring the dark side of folk.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 37, 2008 releases

Related artist(s): Stone Breath

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