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Trappist Afterland Band – Like A Beehive, The Hill Was Alive (2014) review

March 24, 2014

Trappist Afterland Band – Like A Beehive, The Hill Was Alive (2014) review

Trappist Afterland Band “Like A Beehive, The Hill Was
Alive” (The Active Listener, 2014)
Nathan Ford recently expanded his popular music blog TheActive Listener into the realm of digital downloads, making some of his
favourite releases available to the masses. The second release is the third
album from these Australian psychedelic folkies, who offer a hypnotic religious
experience via soothing drones, chants, bells, gongs, tablas, and assorted
acoustic backing similar to Black Sun Ensemble, In Gowan Ring, and Timothy
Renner’s myriad projects (e.g., Mourning Cloak, Stone Breath) as well as old schoolers
like The Revolutionary Army of The Infant Jesus and The Trees Community. These
Trappists go one step further, quoting scripture (“He Opened Not His Mouth”,
“Stripes” and “Like A Bruised Reed” relate the prophecy of Christ’s Passion by
setting Isiah, Chapter 53 to music) and populating their tales with the
downtrodden and forgotten, including lepers, hoarders, and penitents.
                It’s
all presented in contemplative trappings (sorry!) that encourage headphone
listening and meditation in the dark with candle smoke and sweet incense
serpentining around the music and lifting your spiritual thoughts heavenward.
Review made by Jeff Penczak/2014
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