Giant Kind - Ramble (CS)
Looking to heighten its emotional reach to new horizons with an embrace of more eclectic soundscapes, Eihwaz Recordings is proud to present its first electronic/ambient release - the calming cold sounds of Northern Michigan's Giant Kind, and its latest release on cassette, Ramble.
From the artist, Jack Hannert:
"Giant Kind started from a love of listening.
My early recordings grew from a combination of appreciating natural sounds and finding beauty in mundane sounds; bringing them all together as droning free-folk. Two albums were released by Reverb Worship during this era of Giant Kind.
The switch to electronic music came out of a desire to build the sounds and allowed me to reshape and refine them in a way that I couldn't with acoustic instruments.
Even though it's electronic music and I'm using a machine, my hope is that it's still a reflection of my natural surroundings. Much of the current Giant Kind music is written in the evenings as a way to find inner calm, to center or as a meditation.
Musically, it is inspired by a huge range of sounds: new age, dungeon synth, ambient, classical, drone, birds, rivers . . ."
Jack has occasionally been involved in metal projects as a vocalist, and also contributes to a family band/community project creating music for the winter solstice every year.