microphones in the trees: vetiver

Sunday, April 27, 2008


vetiver - thing of the past (gnomonsong 2008)
"two years after To Find Me Gone, Andy Cabic and Vetiver return with a new album of old songs, all hidden treasures, entitled Thing of the Past. Think of it as Cabic's fully realized mix tape to the world--a collection of some of his favorite songs from some of his favorite records--but presented, sequenced, and in this case performed by Cabic himself, with a little help from his friends far and wide. includes contributions from two of Cabic's heroes, Vashti Bunyan (who duets on "Sleep A Million Years") and Michael Hurley (who does likewise on his own "Blue Driver").
From good-time rocking on Hawkwind's "Hurry On Sundown" and Loudon Wainwright III's "The Swimming Song" to the beautiful triptych of songs that runs from Biff Rose's "To Baby" through Ian Matthews' "Road To Ronderlin" and Garland Jeffreys' "Lon Chaney," this is a diverse and harmonious collection of songs. As Cabic comments, "I think this is the best album I've yet to make, in no small part because the songs are so good, but also because I didn't write them, which offered me a useful combination of restraint and freedom in performing them, bringing out the best in myself and the other musicians. It was an experiment, and it was one of the best experiences I've yet to have recording anything." midheaven

versiones de clásicos que me recuerdan a otros clásicos como fleetwood mac, a 'a horse with no name' de america, a 'cottton fields' de creedence. 'roll on babe' es ya como una caricia, 'hook & ladder' es demasiado bonita, 'the swimming song' es la esencia, elegante, sencilla y con banjo. y luego está 'road to ronderlin' que es, desde ya, una de mis canciones favoritas...y así todas


Anonymous said...

Gracias amiga,

¡Me encanta su blog mucho! Vetiver es una banda más incredíble del mundo! Gracias!

Anonymous said...

dear ana,
great you like vetiver's TOTP!!!
it's not great for vetiver (or any band releasing their own music) that you release the album for free download one month before release. I'm sure Vetiver wouldn't mind a free download for a song or two, so people can get excited for the new album, but giving away the entire album for free a month early is not helping the band's cause. Why not just pick a song or two for download and let people get excited to hear (and yes, purchase) the new album when it is released in may.

Anonymous said...

Hola, hola!

Sigo leyendoos que lo sepáis (yo también estoy en el ÁRbol... en el grupo árbol de Milikito :) )

Tiemblo de emoción al saber que akron/family volverán a Madrid con Vetiver de teloneros.

Espero que no se llene eso como con Devendra.

Muchísimos besos!

rafa said...

luismooo! uuuf vergüenza me da decir eso de que te debo una llamada. me ha dicho luis que lo de akron por aquí podría ser!!!

Anonymous said...


Por cierto... La semana que viene entramos en Capilla de lo de mío:

Seguiré informando, pero todo indica que el día de emisión será el 12.


Gonzo said...

dear god your blog is AMAZING! (: linking you now! oh and please put all the tracks yaay! haha

ana said...

hi gonzo, thanks for coming. i didn't know your blog and it's really amazing.
for the moment i only post four songs from vetiver, it's the first time they ask me to remove a link, and somehoe it's embarrassing :)

luismo, en qué andas metido? :)

www.segovia-3d.com said...

So, I don't actually suppose this may have success.