Release date: June 22nd 2018
Format: lathe cut edition seven inch record with OF II album CD
With very little accompanying hype, Kenneth Stephenson (formerly of the underrated NC band The Kingsbury Manx) has been releasing music on Bandcamp under the Open Field moniker for a few years now. But these fully realized, downright masterful records deserve a lot more hype! Dive into O.F. II, a marvelous collection that pairs pastoral psychedelia (sometimes recalling the folkier side of pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd) with pleasingly skewed Americana. The “Ghost Riders in the Sky” gallop of “W.B. In Reverse” is a perfect example of the approach, with Stephenson’s hushed vocals floating into a wordless Morricone-esque chorus over Eric Haugen’s gorgeous pedal steel accents.
"The echo of days has rarely sounded this good. Word" [Aquarium Drunkard]
Two track 100 edition lathe cut (and full album CD) by Phil Macy in a sleeve designed by Ben Javens.