Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Arborea's Daytrotter Session

On November 1st, while on our two and half month US cross country tour we made a trip to the Daytrotter 'Horseshack' studio in Rock Island, Illinois and recorded a Daytrotter Session. We've wanted to record a session since 2007, so it was incredible for us to 'Finally' work with Sean Moeller, Mike Gentry (who engineered our session), and the rest of the crew. These guys are definitely doing some of the most essential work in the music business today...curating and recording sessions and presenting them to the world, without advertisements while offering everything for a subscription fee of only 2 dollars a month. Today is the official release of Arborea's Daytrotter Session, but there are many great sessions already posted that are worth listening to....Dave Rawlings Machine, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Jesse Sykes, Marissa Nadler, and many others.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dust Radio: A Film About Chris Whitley Kickstarter Project

Help Support this important Kickstarter Project! Dust Radio: A Film About Chris Whitley . Chris made some incredibly passionate, beautiful and unique music that definitely inspired Arborea in our own musical path over the years.
Photo by Shanti Curran taken at the Unity Centre on Valentines Day, Feb 14th, 2004

Monday, January 2, 2012

Rolling Stone names Arborea's Red Planet 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011'

Arborea's 2011 release 'Red Planet' has made a few notable 'Year End' lists. Among them Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011', Portland Phoenix 'Top 10' Albums of 2011, Textura's 'Top 20' (No. 3) Albums of 2011, Wild Hunt/ADSOP 'Top 10 Albums of 2011. Amoeba Blog's 'Top 50 Albums of 2011', XPN Host Gene Shay's 'Year End Host Picks', Uncut Editor John Mulvey's 'Top 100' Albums of 2011, Small Town Romance. The album also made Editors Top Pick in the December 2011 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, KEXP 'Song of the Day' in August, and 'Top Vinyl Pick' in the September 2011 issue of Mojo Magazine. Thanks 'So Much' to Everyone who took the time to listen to the album, write about it, and share it with the World!!

To Purchase 'Red Planet' go to iTunes or directly to Strange Attractors Audio House
To purchase in the UK go here iTunes UK

This husband-and-wife duo plays a trance-folk that, at every turn in the slipstream, seems to hail from another country: the murder ballads of Appalachia; the plucked-string stasis and Om drone of New York minimalism; the iridescent-Middle East imagination of the Incredible String Band. Singer Shanti and guitarist Buck Curran take Tim Buckley's "Phantasmagoria in Two" at a compelling near-standstill pace; their own "Wolves" is a long circular hush streaked with crying fuzz. Another primary instrument here: the soft oceans of reverb that cushion every minute of this stark and tender balladry.
~David Fricke/Rolling Stone 23 December 2011

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Katey Sleeveless

Katey Sleeveless and two of her beautiful brilliant songs "The Government Seems To Have A Hard Time Passing Bills About Things That Are Free.", and "Sunshine and Water". Katey's music and tour dates can be found at Blank Tape Records

A New Year

The Sun is Shining In Wintertime...a song for the New Year! Video by La ForĂȘt Des Renards 2011