Boomkat Product Review:
Embellished with the most wonderful cover artwork I've seen for ages (Mr. Hush Arbors aka Keith Wood is pictured about to embed an axe into the head of a rather attractive young guitar playing lady) this is the latest release from the man Hush Arbors, better known for his work on Brad Rose's Digitalis imprint. You probably think you know the score then - weirdy beardy psychedelic folk, right? Well you wouldn't be too far off, Keith Wood is a man with his finger in many pies, playing the timber strummer for Six Organs of Admittance, Sunburned Hand of the Man and Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice. Bascially, by this I've deduced that he owns the scene and without him, we would be nothing, we'd still be dribbling about whatever music we were into before psych-folk (can you remember... I don't think I can). Across the course of five extended tracks, Wood weaves a delicate pattern of distorted folk and pseudo-country held together by his rather peculiarly beautiful singing. Acoustic guitar is backed up by rumbling distortion and echoes of tambourines somewhere in the ether, and Wood's moonlit poems are carried into our subconscious slowly and surely. 'Landscape of Bone' is a fabulous release and I should let you know that the vinyl series disappeared faster than you can say highly recommended. Highly recommended.