This album is bonkers. Completely and utterly bonkers. But in the very best way.
For those of you that remember the 70’s and 80’s when nothing on telly really made sense and you felt as though programme makers where just kind of getting away with it – but you thought everything you watched was brilliant regardless. Well this album is an aural version of that feeling.
I’m not suggesting for a minute that Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes are “getting away” with anything and it’s blatantly clear that these two just ooze talent. But nonetheless this album is, as I said, bonkers.
There are instrumental combinations that I’ve never heard before but that seem to weave effortlessly together. This is a folk album with a jazz spirit.
The feeling you’re left with after listening to Forest Bathing is that you’ve just returned to earth from a huge mushroom trip and have landed in a yellow and purple forest. Told you it was bonkers!
2. A Broken Road Lined With Poplar Trees
3. A Song For Old People / A Song for Young People
4. The Shepherd Dogs Are Calling
5. Night Sneaker
6. The Magic Spring
7. The Sky Is Blue, The Desert Is Yellow
9. The Washing Bear
10. Bayati Maqam
Released: April 2018
Cat: LM19 / LM Dupli-cation