|Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree
SPECTRAL LIGHT & MOONSHINE FIREFLY SOCIETY - Burning Mills
Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree is the brainchild of
Pennsylvania based folk alchemist Timothy Renner (Stonebreath, Mourning
Cloak, Breathe Stone). He is accompanied by Sarada and Prydwyn (Green
Crown). Rooted in old-time Appalachian music and often played on19th
century instruments, their repertoire is mostly traditional: graveyard
blues, murder ballads, ghost songs and old hymns.
"Burning Mills", their new album and 2nd full length, finds the band
comfortably nestled in the haunted hollers and rundown farmhouses which
gave birth to their first album. But something here has changed. The banjo
sparkles in the darkness. The voices weave strange harmonies only hinted at
previously. The lap dulcimer and bouzouki dance around each other. The
reedy drones of the harmonium hang like mist in the air. Here we find a
band so comfortable with the material, so thoroughly at home with their
instruments, that with closed eyes the listeners can easily imagine
themselves sitting around the campfire as the band plays these songs.
Unconcerned with New Weird America", The Spectral Light & Moonshine
Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree devote themselves to Old Weird America and the
Celtic/European roots from which this tree of songs grew.
CD contains two extra tracks not on Acony Bell DoLP.