Boulder Blues album cover
Boulder Blues

Staraya Derevnya

Ramble Records (4)

The “British-Israeli krautfolk collective” has been chugging for almost thirty years in various iterations. They resemble few other bands, except for Polish collective Księżyc, who have been also operating for as long. The tracks are improvised and recombined and performed again, with a rootless sense of quiet madness. “Bubbling Pelt” is the masterpiece here, originally recorded for the online version of the Tusk Festival, a twenty-minute excursion into placid levitation (and some actual bubbling).

Sasha Frere-Jones

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