john carbone on drums on tracks 1, 2, 5, and 9.
mike mcmanus on bongos on track 4, backup vocals on 2 and 10.
jesse grayer on saw on track 10, vacuum cleaner on track 5.
artwork by paul motisi
mastered by todd mchenry (neon mastering)
recorded over the summer of 2010, rice cultivation society's 4th album.
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Rice Cultivation Society
2010 - Leaves Again; 2009 - Consider Snow White and the Ravens' Black
If you like Neutral Milk Hotel, E. Smith (not the Mark) and LoFi Folk rumblings in general.
If you think we get tired by all the more or less known Folk Troubadours, no - never. It's unbelievable how much really great music is under the radar of the music business, Indie or not.
So here is the next one, Derek Smith with his project Rice Cultivation Society. Started as solothing and now is a full band.
He wrote me, his music is typically compared to Elliott Smith, The Flaming Lips, and Built To Spill. (To be honest, I just know two tracks of the always quoted Ellioth Smith so that's maybe the reason I don't get tired of this LoFi Folk shit.) So you may get the picture.
I like the tricky beat measure which sometimes pops up and they play some great harmonic progressions which is maybe a reference to this nervouse Math Rock thing.
Love: Everything You Thought Will Come Back to You and Seaturtles
Free download Leaves Again at bandcamp
And here is an album from last year, which catch my attention much more.
Never Catch the Train is such a shaky epic track which reminds me a bit on Neutral Milk Hotel with that trombone and it got such a great drum sound, I just love it. And it's followed by an experimental loopy guitar piece which fades the record perfectly out into grain.
Checkout: Sucker, Never Catch the Train and Hollow Earth Theory
Free download consider snow white and the ravens' black by Rice Cultivation Society
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