Nathan Bowles – Whole and Cloven

  • April 6, 2017

Durham, NC multi-instrumentalist Nathan Bowles (Pelt, The Black Twig Pickers) releases his third solo LP, Whole & Cloven via Paradise of Bachelors. The seven track set combines the drone influences of Pelt with the traditional music of The Black Twig Pickers, resulting in an authentic yet unique Appalachian inspired sound. Bowles expertly combines flawless instrumentation with a deep understanding of tradition and a healthy engagement with the avant-garde. Highlights include: the epic 10 minute track “I Miss My Dog”; the contemplative opener “Words Spoken Aloud”; the exceptional “Blank Range/ Hog Jank II”; and the cover of Jeffrey Cain Bowles’ 1970 song “Moonshine is the Sunshine.” The tracks on Whole & Cloven are polished, free-flowing, and sometimes melancholy, but always breathtakingly beautiful. – Written by JFelton



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