Josh Kimbrough - Slither, Soar & Disappear
Inspired in equal parts by fatherhood, nature and quietude, Slither, Soar & Disappear was born on Josh Kimbrough’s back porch in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as his young son rested, where the bucolic intimacy of the natural world found its way into his nylon and steel string guitar playing, resulting in this cycle of beautiful compositions.
For years, Kimbrough was a core member of North Carolina's Trekky Records collective (Lost in the Trees, Phil Cook, Sylvan Esso), and learned to play guitar studying Freddie King instrumentals and Fernando Sor classical guitar pieces. On Slither, Soar & Disappear he is accompanied by a roster of talented musicians, with his guitar work complimented by banjo, flute, strings, mandolin, double bass and drums. “Fatherhood,” Josh reflects, “I was finding, forces one to abandon parts of the self - a heavy proposition in a society that emphasizes individualism. Cultural critic, farmer, and novelist, Wendell Berry in his book, A Native Hill, muses: ’In order to know the hill, it is necessary to slow the mind down to the hill’s pace.’ This principle applied to me at the time as I was adapting to a new speed of life and striving to be present as a father. On the deck, as my mind slowed down to take in the chirps and wind gusts, these songs began to blossom.”
A truly beautiful album emphasising the splendour of the outside world and the gentle pace of life many of us have found ourselves in over the last year and a half. Originally released digitally on Tompkins Square, Worried Songs now gives these songs the vinyl treatment.
Sunbathing Water Snake
Two Thirds of a Snowman
Squirrel in the Leaves
The Shape of the Wind is a Tree
Booker Creek Ripple
Giant Leopard Moth
Eyes On The Moon
- Presented with obi-strip
also on Worried Songs:
Eli Winter - The Time To Come LP
Joseph Allred - The True Light LP
Matthew J. Rolin - Matthew J. Rolin LP
Jerry David DeCicca - The Unlikely Optimist And His Domestic Adventures LP
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