By: Anand Harsh
Dive headlong into the depths of the cloud city, straddling the skies thick with Cirrus Sapiens. The new album from Skytree can't come soon enough, though its bated May 20th release date is softened by today's gorgeous taste.
Like a billowing cumulus fattened with rain, "Star Forest" is dense and lush, a hallmark of Evan Snyder's production aesthetic. For the first time in a decade of production, this latest album made its way to a fully stocked studio for careful mastering by Brendan Connors at Metronome, which has polished the work of The Pixies and Umphrey's McGee. The result is an even fuller sound, that gives listeners a three-dimensional image and such a sense of depth and rotation in a fully immersed bubble of vibration.
The album itself calls to mind the ethereal, the beyond; but much of the album, a truly collaborative effort featuring artists D.V.S*, Biolumigen, Esseks, Technicolor Lenses, and so many more, really was birthed "in the cloud." Today's track stems from work with Jasha Tull, the one and only Space Jesus. Help also came in the form of keyboardist Yoel B'nai Yehuda, an elk, an Eastern wood-pewee, and Snyder, himself, crunching into an apple.
The album drifts into the open sky May 20th, but you can pre-order it now: http://skytree.bandcamp.com/album/cirrus-sapiens.