Written by Seth Borgen:
White Pines’ latest EP, Plume of Ash, is the follow-up to the band’s 2010 critically acclaimed release, The Falls. Joseph Scott, the creative force behind White Pines, spent
half his musical career inspired by Michigan wilderness, half by the teeming energy of New York City. Two years after The Falls, Scott found himself in Akron, OH, inspired
again—this time by the broken streets, the abandoned storefronts and factories, the sublime remnants of the once bright and busy city.
What followed was Plume of Ash, recorded in two weeks of solitude out of Scott’s Akron home. From the cathartic anguish of “Bending In” to the resilient uplift of “Drowning,” the track list itself is a pendulum that encapsulates the death/rebirth dichotomy that sustains all living organisms.
While every life, love and city is bound for dust, Plume of Ash is a bittersweet celebration of that which endures.
released April 17, 2012
Written, Performed, Mixed and Mastered by Joseph Scott.
Stephen Clements played drums on 'Drowning'.
All songs copyright 2012 White Pines/YerBird Records.
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