Tree Branch Twig / Beneath The
Album: Beneath The   Collection:General
Artist:Tree Branch Twig   Added:Sep 2017
Label:Full Spectrum  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-09-14 Pull Date: 2017-11-16
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 1 Sep 24
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
Under The Water / Under The Ground
4. Nov 25, 2017: Music Casserole
In The Wake Of
2. Nov 07, 2019: Being as an ocean
Under The Water / Under The Ground
5. Oct 28, 2017: Music Casserole
In The Wake Of
3. Aug 20, 2019: tree talk
Under The Water / Under The Ground
6. Sep 30, 2017: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Under The Water / Under The Ground

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-09-10
Droning, psychedelic lo-fi folk odysseys performed on the mandolin. Tree branch Twig is Lindsay Keast of Des Moines, and this is her first release on longtime KZSU friend Andrew Weathers’ Full Spectrum Records. (She’s guested on Andrew Weathers Ensemble records.) These pieces are gentle and melancholy, hazy, airy, and sometimes unsettling, guided by Keast’s sparing but clear and powerful singing. Mysterious and beautiful. RIYL Grouper, Karima Walker, Sister Grotto, Talk West, Tara Jane O’Neil. Favorites: 1, 2. No FCCs detected.

1. *(9:51)—Insistent, tense mandolin plucking. Lonely, wispy desert drone. Slow trance-like singing. Trippy and intense. One of my favorite songs I’ve heard all year.
2. *(6:08)—Slow, pretty strumming. Plaintive singing in German. Picks up for an extended wordless middle before coming around full circle.
3. (4:08)—Sample of James Joyce reading from Ulysses. Simple mandolin line, staccato singing.
4. (20:20)—Multitracked fingerpicking sliding in and out of sync. Soft drone. Backmasked or pitch-shifted mandolin tracks cut in and out. Gets deep and intense in the final five minutes. No singing.

Track Listing
1. Under The Water / Under The Ground   3. Toward The American Frontier
2. In The Wake Of   4. Up In Arms, Our Sisters / Our Brothers