Featured Artist // The Soil & The Sun

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It takes a village to write songs like this. 

The music of the 7-piece ensemble The Soil & The Sun is steered by driving rhythms and a huge array of instrumentation.  These "experiential" songs are filled with piano, guitars, woodwinds, strings, accordion, and soaring vocal harmonies. Where classical meets spaced-out folk rock.

In this brief and impactful instrumental, "Engadine" is a journey into whimsical territory with a slight hint of mystery. Heavily based with percussion, this track meanders into a reflective outro with mandolin and strings that softly serenades into a pensive state.

Emotional and cinematic, "One Woman" rushes at you with big drums, electric guitar and synthesizer. Keeping at a steady pace, this composition unfolds with beautiful vocal harmonies and revelatory melodies. Empowering and human at the core, this one will surround you in a huge landscape of sound.

Don't be fooled by the title, "The Devil Made Me Do It" is one of their more hopeful pieces. This well-crafted song intimately presents a vibe that is honorable and ethereal, feeling like the first exhale being home after a long journey.

Check out more of their music at their Artist Profile Page and dig this documentary of their life on the road.

Posted on April 15, 2014 and filed under Music.