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Red Planet

by Arborea

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Spain 04:31
Red Planet 02:23
Wolves 09:27


Arborea's 4th Album. Originally released in April of 2011, 'Red Planet' received critical praise making Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011', 'Editors Top Pick' Guitar Player Magazine December 2011, 'Top Vinyl Pick' September 2011 Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine 'Top 100 Albums of 2011', and Portland Phoenix 'Top Ten Albums of 2011'.

This husband-and-wife duo plays a trance-folk that, at every turn in the slipstream, seems to hail from another country: the murder ballads of Appalachia; the plucked-string stasis and Om drone of New York minimalism; the iridescent-Middle East imagination of the Incredible String Band. Singer Shanti and guitarist Buck Curran take Tim Buckley's "Phantasmagoria in Two" at a compelling near-standstill pace; their own "Wolves" is a long circular hush streaked with crying fuzz. Another primary instrument here: the soft oceans of reverb that cushion every minute of this stark and tender balladry.
David Fricke - Rolling Stone


released September 3, 2013

Produced, Recorded, Mixed by Buck Curran and Shanti Curran

Shanti Curran - Vocals, Banjo, Banjammer, Tenor Ukulele, Hammered Dulcimer
Buck Curran - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Flute
Helena Espvall - Cello (on Spain and Arms & Horses)
Frederic D. Oberland - Bowed Electric Guitar (on title track)
Derek Moench - Cover Photograph

Originally released by Strange Attractors Audio House in April, 2011.
2013 release by Arborea Music


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Arborea Portland, Maine

Since 2005, Maine based Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released five albums, curated two various artist compilations, and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe. Arborea's 4th album 'Red Planet' made Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011. Their latest 'Fortress of the Sun' released in 2013 on ESP-Disk' made AllMusic's Favorite Folk Albums of 2013 ... more

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