This is a re-release of the orphaned Bitemarks EP by The Goner from Sweden. Five different pieces showing the band's mastery from crafting simple acoustic folk songs to the construction of walls of sound. Psychedelic folk tales from the dark age, mystic and natural without being retro-visionary or overdramatic. The center piece of this EP, "Lost Summer", starts with a shimmering organ drone chord and shifts into a moving tribal theme. The theme of traveling is picked up again in Oakmulgee Creek which leads to the end of this wonderful EP. The Goner leave you alone with a peaceful field recording of lonely bird calls.
First released on Sideways Through Sounds (AUS) Feb. 2010
Bitemarks has been embellished with Petra Wahlgrens wonderful violin work and by this addition the gothic qualities of the song has been emphasized. The medieval and rhythmic atmosphere lands the song somewhere between Velvet Underground and Miranda Sex Garden.
Penny Rimbaud is a secretive tribute to an honorable gentleman from England.
Lost Summer (instrumental) is in itself a journey in three parts. From the melancholy chord organ beginning via psychedelic droning the song ends up in a tribalistic bodhran drum ridden pulse. And with this recording yet another new collaboration sees the light of day with the spacey vocal treatments by Philadelphia-based Bob Lennon.
Vilshärad is named after a quiet place for childhood summers on the west coast of Sweden. Now deeply cherished in memory.
Oakmulgee Creek contains countless journeys. It’s a ten minute meditation built mostly on improvisation. It ends up with field recordings from Alabama (in the month of June 2009).