arborea's 5th album, 'fortress of the sun' sounds a little bit like its title. a hazy, burnt around the edges psych folk ramble with desert-spirit lonesome-acid vocals and dreamy, fatigued instrumentation. at times this music sounds sun baked, like a heat mirage. some of the tunes hang loosely on the frames of traditional american folk songs. it's appropriate that this release is a collaboration with the infamous label ESP, home of such freak folk founding fathers as pearls before swine and the holy modal rounders. 'fortress of the sun' fits nicely into that catalog.
get more arborea here and here. buy 'fortress of the sun' here.