Thanks to Aquarium Drunkard and Tyler Wilcox for this fine review of Nathan Bowles’ Nansemond, which includes the premieres of two live session videos directed by Jesse Sheppard: Jeffrey Cain’s “Moonshine Is the Sunshine” and Ernie Carpenter’s “Elk River Blues.”
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A stunner from start to finish. It’s a transporting collection of sounds that fuses age-old Appalachian traditions with cosmic drones, in the process creating something that sounds fresh and vital to these ears. The long, deep solo rambles that take up a good portion of the record are beautiful excursions that conjure up strange and spectral southern landscapes. Nansemond is mostly instrumental, but Bowles is nothing if not a storyteller, taking you on an evocative, transfixing journey.
– Tyler Wilcox, Aquarium Drunkard