Demo version of a new Mute Forest song called “The Riven Sun”. The track is an exclusive download for Kickstarter backers and won’t be released anywhere else.
Read about the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/muteforest/mute-forest-expands-further-for-album-2
In Kael’s words: It’s been 4 years since my debut album Deforestation came out and the time has come to take a bold, sonic leap forward with a brand new album. I want album #2 to have a dazzling analog-character and a deep intimate feel. To achieve this, I’d like to team up with super-talented engineer Mike Bridavsky (Magnolia Electric CO, Tortoise, Rivulets) at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN. Mike is the perfect fit to help me realize the full potential of these next 10 or so songs. Recording with such a renowned producer in their studio takes a considerable amount of money. With your support I can cover studio time, lodging and transportation and in exchange I’ll reward you with the first copies of the new album, unreleased material, t-shirts, cover songs and more. This will be an intrepid step but I think it will make for a killer record. Let’s do it together!
Inspired by the eerie calm of beetle-decimated woodlands in his home state of Colorado, Kael Smith’s (Mombi, Khale) new project Mute Forest arranges subtle beats, layered electronics and occasional nylon guitar for a sound that is gloomily melodic and meditative.