Track taken from the album “Natural Times”, out now on Beko Disques.
Last year, Mallee Ensemble released a free double album, “Two Volumes”. Few heard it, but those who did were struck by its strange restlessness. Recorded in improvised bursts using whatever was on hand, “Two Volumes” sprawls out like a gravel road through lonely pine barrens, documenting five years of home recording. The record touches on psych-folk, hazy pop and long-form drone, producing a collection at once solemn and joyous. It recalls, more in spirit than sound, Palace Music’s Lost Blues, the freewheeling of American Water, and the damaged Americana of Jackie-O Motherfucker.
“Water” is also featured as the latest “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.