Poplar Hollow

by Mike Gangloff

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LJ Brubaker
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LJ Brubaker I am wildly fascinated by the melding of sounds, forms, & instruments across geographic & cultural borders. Mike Gangloff has paired the well known sounds of Appalachian folk with the less known (at least in American music) shruti box, an Indian drone instrument. The match, while unlikely, is sublime. What results is something at once familiar and hauntingly, beautifully unknown. This listening experience is not to be missed. Favorite track: Queen Of The Earth, Child Of The Skies.
John Farnsworth
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John Farnsworth Holy Moly! This is the trippiest old-time recording i have ever listened to. I think Mr. Gangloff has totally tapped into the 'trance' elements of the form. Each piece, while very repetitive, takes it's time to explore the space and the tonal qualities of the sound. I don't really know how to describe it, other than that it 'breathes' better than most other old time music. Favorite track: Sally Coming Through The Rye.
  • Mike Gangloff 'Poplar Hollow' Red & Green Swirl 180 gram Vinyl LP

    MIKE GANGLOFF - Poplar Hollow LP
    Black Twig Picker and Pelt member Mike Gangloff self released the fantastic Poplar Hollow in an edition of only 200 copies earlier this year, and upon seeing it sneak out we instantly got excited to hear it with the potential for a vinyl edition. And hell, what we heard we loved, and are real pleased to drop it on glorious vinyl for the masses! Poplar Hollow perfectly blends his other projects together, merging experimental sounds with traditional American folk and roots music. Comprising of Mike performing vocal/banjo/violin duties, he brings a new eclectic and at times psychedelic vibe to much of this record. Poplar Hollow is a record unlike any I have heard recently, Gangloff is a truly individual force in the American scene, and this record further cements that status. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies on 180 gram red and green swirl vinyl. Packaged in a sleeve featuring the inimitable eye popping art of Jake Blanchard.

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released October 2, 2013


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