Sunday, July 12, 2020

Episode 139: Geist & The Sacred Ensemble

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 139, featuring an interview with Michael Sauder of Geist & The Sacred Ensemble.

[cover photo by Marc Santo]

The podcast is available through the following streaming services (click to listen):
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photo by Marc Santo

Geist & The Sacred Ensemble are a good representation of the experimental, nature-influenced music scene emerging from the Pacific Northwest of the US. Though not "metal" in the traditional sense, their mix of apocalyptic folk and drone has a lot in common with bands like Swans and Neurosis.

I spoke with founder/vocalist/guitarist Michael Sauder about the road trip to the Pacific Northwest that led to the band forming, and the ways his environment affects his music. We also discussed the upcoming album Waning Hymns, and how he writes heavy songs without relying on distortion or effects.

My thanks to Michael for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"On the Next Full Moon"
taken from the album Beyond This Vessel

"Through the Winter"
taken from the album Within

"Rolling Roller"
taken from the album Dig In Sessions

taken from the album Waning Hymns

taken from the album In Search of Fabled Lands

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