MUTE FOREST – Riderstorm (Lost Tribe Sound, 2020)* Un inedito periodo di silenzio quasi assoluto, durato ben cinque anni, separa “Riderstorm” da “Deforestation”, primo album del progetto solista di Kael Smith sotto l’alias Mute Forest. Le note di copertina del nuovo lavoro raccontano delle vicissitudini personali intercorse per il musicista del Colorado, che ne avevano…

[video of the week] Mute Forest – Crater Laugh

“Crater Laugh” is the second single from Mute Forest‘s upcoming album ‘Riderstorm.’ This is his second full length album, and the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Deforestation.’ Video footage was used and modified under CC by 3.0. Taken from Hanna Ueda’s film “Kaidou”. There is a moment early on in ‘Riderstorm’ (releasing April 3rd, 2020 via Lost…

[streaming] Mute Forest – Pray For Hail

Written, recorded and mixed by Mute Forest. Mastered by Kirk Clausen and Kael Smith at Crosspoint. Photo taken in Denmark by Kael Smith. Single layout by Kelly O’Brien. lyrics called your phone / can’t find your son / when you wake up / the decade’s gone / It’s gone / prayed for hail / but…

[streaming] Mute Forest – The Diver (Gravenhurst cover)

An ode to the late Nick Talbot (Gravenhurst) by Kael Smith (Mute Forest). In Kael’s own words: “I first discovered Gravenhurst back in 2004 while exhausting the last of my pizza-serving paycheck at my local record store, Stinkweeds in Tempe, AZ. As I was thumbing through new releases, eerie, atmospheric-folk began to play over the…

MUTE FOREST – Deforestation (Lost Tribe Sound, 2015) La nuova avventura solista di Kael Smith (Khale, Mombi) giunge al primo album sotto l’alias Mute Forest, anticipata dall’Ep primaverile “Infinity Pools“. Quello condensato dall’artista del Colorado nelle nove tracce di “Deforestation” è un universo sonoro ovattato, eppure popolato da una pluralità di elementi che uniscono intimismo acustico,…

[video of the week] Mute Forest – Deforestation

“Deforestation” is the title track of the new album by Kael Smith’s Mute Forest, coming out November 13th on Lost Tribe Sound.  Recorded and mixed at home in Denver, the album sprawls across nine sonorous and meticulously wrought tracks containing elements of minimal electronic, ambient and folk. Large cavernous beats, micro-ambient deconstruction and nylon guitar all…

[streaming] Mute Forest – Various Lake Contents

“Various Lake Contents” is an anticipation track from the album “Deforestation” by Kael Smith’s Mute Forest (out November 13th on Lost Tribe Sound).  Recorded and mixed at home in Denver, the album sprawls across nine sonorous and meticulously wrought tracks containing elements of minimal electronic, ambient and folk. Large cavernous beats, micro-ambient deconstruction and nylon…

MUTE FOREST – Infinity Pools E.P. (Lost Tribe Sound, 2015) Ancora una nuova veste, adesso integralmente solista, per Kael Smith, già mente di Khale e dei Mombi: la denominazione Mute Forest ne rispecchia il legame con il mondo naturale, tuttavia declinato in senso non meramente descrittivo-ambientale. Dei tratti distintivi della precedente esperienza di Mombi, i quattro…