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Hush Arbors: Yankee Reality (Ecstatic Peace)

Keith Wood's Hush Arbors with bassist Jason Ajemian, guitarist Leon Dufficy, and drummer Ryan Sawyer, in their 2nd Ecstatic Peace album of driving avant-folk songs and instrumental sections.

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UPC: 837654529034

Label: Ecstatic Peace
Catalog ID: 100L
Squidco Product Code: 14025

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato, J Mascis & Hush Arbors at Verdant Studios, Bank Row Studios and Bisquiteen.


Keith Wood-vocals, electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, acoustic guitar

Leon Dufficy-electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, vox compact, piano

Jason Ajemian-bass, wurlitzer, vibraphone, tuba

Ryan Sawyer-drums, percussion, vibraphone

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Artist Biographies:

"Acoustic bassist Jason Ajemian is one of the members of the underground music scene in Chicago, playing a variety of creative improvised, noise, and experimental musics based in rock and jazz. He is a graduate of the William Patterson College in New Jersey, where he studied with bassist Rufus Reid and percussionist Kevin Norton. Arriving in Chicago in the fall of 2000, Ajemian embraced the then burgeoning progressive music community. Ajemian also vocalizes and utilizes electronics. His dizzying number of credits include work with Rob Mazurek, the Exploding Star Orchestra, Dragons 1976, Lay All Over It, Born Heller, Matt Bauder, Ken Vandermark's Crisis Ensemble, Who Cares How Long You Sink, Triage, Mandarin Movie, the Chicago Underground Trio, and countless others."

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"Ryan Sawyer is a drummer and percussionist from the USA. He has played with several artists and bands like, Tv On The Radio, At The Drive-In, Scarlet Johanson, Massive Attack, Boredoms (77 & 88 Boadrum), The Mekons, Thurston Moore, among others.He currently is playing with, Stars Like Fleas, Tall Firs, and Eye Contact."

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track listing:

1. Day Before 1:50

2. Lisbon 3:07

3. Fast Asleep 4:22

4. So They Say 6:03

5. One Way Ticket 6:34

6. Coming Home 3:08

7. Sun Shall 2:37

8. Take It Easy 3:56

9. For While You Slept 4:25

10. Devil Made You High 4:42
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"Yankee Reality. What does it mean? Does it portend that there is some unique, other plain of existence for northerners and / or city folk? Something perhaps alien to, well, everybody else? Virginia cum citizen of London / rambling man Keith Wood knows all about it. Several years ago, he relocated to the city of crumpets and tea, where he, among other things, secured a gig playing guitar for notoriously intense death folk legends Current 93. In the midst of all this excitement, he has managed to write and record a brand new Hush Arbors album, his second for Ecstatic Peace!, and it's his finest to date. With a full band in tow - multi instrumentalist Leon Dufficy, bassist Jason Ajemian, and drummer Ryan Sawyer - and none other than J Mascis in the producer's chair, Yankee Reality continues Wood's winning streak while introducing an embarrassment of riches in the way of surprises and curveballs along the way."-James Jackson Toth

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