Make Believe (2019)
Make Believe is an archetypal, chamber-psych odyssey, a folktale fable exploring the innocent domain of your inner wild child. It was conceived of after being introduced to the Orff-Schulwerk music developed by German composers Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman in the 1920's as a way to teach children elemental music-making. Make Believe also features an original cover painting by celebrated artist, Benjamin A. Vierling.
Recorded at The Unchurch Studios located in Grass Valley, California. Co-produced by Ben Milner and Dalrymple.
Make Believe was released on May 15th, 2019.
"If your childhood was traumatic, let this record be what you remember instead."
~kNOw Deposit, kNOw Return
"Combative, sometimes downright monumental progressive rock pieces."
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The Middle Kingdom (2015)
The Middle Kingdom is a lover's leap down the misty isle of Ireland's hidden and ancient past. It is based upon the Irish myth, 'Tochmarc Étaíne' or 'The Wooing Of Étaíne, preserved in the early 12th century manuscript, 'Lebor na Huidre.'
Inspired by the poetical and theatrical works of W.B. Yeats, The Middle Kingdom picks up where Yeats left off, for it is a wilful act of safeguarding the mythology of Ireland's lost literary treasures.
Recorded at, Il Tempio di Musica in Grass Valley, California. Produced by Dalrymple.
The Middle Kingdom was released on February 19th, 2015
"Superior to any Zeppelin Evermoring that I have ever heard."
"Is this the Incredible Stringband channeling Rick Wakeman?"
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Mantic Poetry Oracular Prophecy (2014)
Mantic Poetry, Oracular Prophecy mixes nostalgic futurism with that unknowable chaos card tucked up the sleeve of a trickster God. It is music for stimulating the raw instinctual nature of our mythic self.
Inspired by the severed head cults of continental Celtic societies, time travel and the archetype of the seeker, Mantic Poetry, Oracular Prophecy is a shamanic force of welcome disturbance within the total personality of the psyche.
Recorded at Ancient Waves Studios, Nevada City, California. Co-produced by Oz Fritz and Dalrymple.
Mantic Poetry, Oracular Prophecy was released on May 1st, 2014.
"A Cultic, mind-expanding vibe."
"Among the finest albums you'll hear all year."
~Black Metal and Brews
Berserker is the divine slurp of madness, it is the untamed feral spirit of wild abandon which you feel in your gut when pittest against the onslaught of the relentless world around you. Berserker is dedicated to the victorious, exultant and erect heroes of today and yesteryear, those whom none can truly vanquish and whom none can define.
Recorded at Hiroshi House Studios and The Bat Cave Studios in Nevada City, California. Produced by Dalrymple.
Berserker was released by Pesanta Urfolk on May 1st, 2012.
"This is an album that must be heard. Absolute highest recommendation."
~Hammer Smashed Sound
"Unbridled flights of hopeful torment."
Possessed By The Forest Queen (2010)
Possessed By The Forest Queen is the musical medium channeling the divine daughter, the feminine force and the three sisters of wyrd fate. Inspired by matrilineal societies who trace their line of descent from a powerful female ancestor, each song on this record is an invocation of the triumphant power of women.
Recorded at The Bat Cave Studios in Nevada City, California. Produced by Dalrymple.
Possessed By The Forest Queen was released by Pesanta Urfolk on December 21st, 2010.
"Sound paintings puncture the conscious mind and dredge up all kinds of deeper images and meanings."
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Wither is based on the language of birds, the mythical divine green language which promises the hopeful initiate chirpings of wisdom from the beaks of otherworldly wanderers. Wither was inspired during a unique period of time whilst living in the attic of a decrepit old barn and being visited each night by a ghost which took the form of a white bird.
Recorded at Hiroshi House Studios in Grass Valley, California. Co-produced by John Renoir and Dalrymple.
Wither was released on December 21st, 2009. Co-produced by John Renoir and Dalrymple.
"Echoing the indefinable juncture between the natural world and the spiritual realm."
~TYR, Myth, Culture, Tradition
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Lasher Keen (2006)
The first installment in Lasher Keen’s output consists of songs written while residing in Detroit and San Francisco. The self-titled record is a unique brew of genre bending, for where else will you find angelic bay-area gospel rubbing shoulders with uilleann pipes tuned with electrical tape?
Recorded at Hyde St. Studios, San Francisco, California. Co-produced by Jordan Rode and Dalrymple.
Lasher Keen was released on January 1st, 2006.
"Relentless, gothic folk-rock at its most extreme."