House And Land – Across The Field (LP+MP3)

Image: 1652083 House and Land (Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Sarah Louise and fiddler/banjoist Sally Anne Morgan) is a North Carolina based duo whoseguitar, fiddle and banjo abilities transform traditional folk forms from thefamiliar to the strikingly fresh. Their gorgeous sophomore album Across The Field is a work of bold artistry, drawing connections between thetraditional and psychedelic through dexterous improvisation anddeep appreciation of the living culture of their songs. Their feministinterpretations of lyrics reflective of another time and attitude is bothempowering and illustrative. Identifying with many songs’ message of close relationship with the land and principles of stewardship, the duo’semotional connection is palpable in their hauntingly beautiful vocalharmonies.A keen understanding of the traditional source material House andLand pulls from allows the duo the freedom to experiment. Instead of seeing old, even ancient material as limiting, they use the living songsas compositional canvases to paint rich new tapestries and tell modernversions of timeless stories.The history of each song on Across The Field spans far beyond Louiseand Morgan’s own lifetimes, yet they still strike to the quick of what it means to be a human in the world. During the duo’s travels since therelease of debut House and Land in 2016 they have met and playedwith the likes of British folk heroes Shirley Collins, Carole Pegg, and French hurdy gurdy master Emmanuelle Parrenin. These brief encountersserved to reinvigorate the duo and reinforced the importance of usingsongs to connect people to the land and to the continuity of humanculture. On Across The Field, House and Land have taken up the mantelof their elders with reverence and care, weaving fresh, resplendent,contemporary tales from disparate threads of the past.

TRACK LISTING:
1.Two Sisters
2. Rainbow ‘Mid Life’s Willows
3. Cursed Soldier
4. Blacksmith
5. Carolina Lady
6. Precious Jewels
7. Ca The Yowes

SALES POINTS

“House and Land don’t just make these songs their own: they effectively reclaim them, illustrating that they’ve always been theirs.” - Pitchfork

Sally Anne Morgan plays fddle in The Black Twig Pickers. She is also known for her design and print work of her company Ratbee Press.

Sarah Louise recently released her sophmore Thrill Jockey album Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars earlier this year to critical acclaim.

Sarah & Sally have played festivals such as 1,000 Incarnations of the Rose, Pickathon, Hopscotch, Fano, Mission Creak, Big Ears, Wheatland, Minnesota Bluegrass and Oldtime Festival, and Lattitudes either together or as solo artists.

“[Sarah Louise’s] voice is a sweet and tender contrast to Morgan’s droning fddle and her own rapturous 12-string leaps like a ?ame in a storm.” - NPR Music

“[House and Land’s] settings are steeped in both a respect for the material’s traditional nature as well as a desire to bring out the songs’ latent potential for experimentation.” -
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LP pressed on virgin vinyl with artworked innner sleeve and free download card.
Erhältlich ab 14.06.2019
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