The debut album from Faust-esque zygotic zitherist and two-headed acidic folk outfit Samantheplants.
Partially separating the frost bitten fells that make up Lancashire’s lucid landscape are small clusters of naked black trees and hedgerow that provide shelter for a host of disgruntled inhabitants hibernating from typically cruel British Winters.
In a wood not dissimilar to this you’ll find a welcome co-inhabitant who spends his time making fractured folk songs with limited electricity and a wide range of mutant, mechanical music machines ranging from zygotic zithers to 10 second tape loops, lutes and flutes. Imagine Delia Derbyshire in deepest Lancashire recording a Nepalese Incredible String Band with members of Os Mutantes and Faust keeping the generator warm and the kitchen operating in audible proximity.
Honing his craft travelling the length and breadth of the country with his counterpart and assistant in sonic wizardry, Magpahi (Bird Records), sharing stages with the likes of Voice Of The Seven Woods and Acid Mothers Temple, Sam McLoughlin’s viscously self-sufficient, fair-weather commune band make the type of acid soaked folk and handicraft punk-rock that unified Gong and Soft Machine fans before he was born.