Exposé Online banner

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

Latest news

2019-03-20
Freedom to Spend Unearths June Chikuma's Archives – Jun (June) Chikuma is well known for her video game and anime soundtracks, but she also released an album of experimental electronic music back in 1986 called Divertimento where she indulged the kind of spontaneity that wouldn't work in a soundtrack. RVNG Int'l label Freedom to Spend is bringing this overlooked item to broader attention with a deluxe reissue. » Read more

2019-03-03
Seaprog 2019 Lineup Almost Complete – The Seaprog festival in Seattle is scheduled for June 7-9 this year, and they've announced their lineup of performers. The revitalized Trettioåriga Kriget will cap Friday night, perennial favorites Marbin are on Saturday, and District 97 will finish off the fest on Sunday night. In support, they've booked a stellar variety of artists from the Northwest and around the world, including EchoTest, Markus Reuter and Trey Gunn, and the live debut of the amazing Troot project. » Read more

2019-02-21
You Can Be Part of an Ambient Electronic Project – The Gesture of History is a new electronic project put together by Sam Rosenthal of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Steve Roach, and violist Sam Shadow. The music started as an instrumental track Rosenthal was working on for a Black Tape album, but took on a life of its own and demanded further enhancements. The majority of the funds raised will go to manufacturing costs for LP and CD editions, as well as other items as detailed on the Kickstarter page. » Read more

2019-01-31
Keyboardist Ingo Bischof R.I.P. – Keyboard player Ingo Bischof, best known as the longtime keyboard player of German band Kraan, passed away on January 29th, 2019. Bischof was born January 2, 1951 in Berlin-Kreuzberg and joined Kraan in 1975. » Read more

2019-01-11
Jazz Composer Mark Lomax, II Releases Epic 12CD Set – In addition to being a fine jazz drummer, Dr. Mark Lomax, II is a composer in residence at Ohio State University, where he has been very busy on the compositional front. The year 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship bringing African slaves to North America, and in commemoration of this, Lomax has produced 400: An Afrikan Epic, a 12 volume set of CDs featuring a variety of different musical ensembles. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Step Ahead - Step Ahead – Step Ahead was one of France's best symphonic bands and this, their only release, was a quite a rarity, not only in availability but also in quality. In the early eighties, few bands kept the...  (1993) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues