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inaccurately yet affectionately dubbed the godfather of alt. country by the british press, tucson, arizona-based musician howe gelb has remained the sole epicenter and creative force behind the ever-fluid configurations of giant sand for over a quarter century. this is his first album since 2008's 'provisions,' gelb explains: 'these recordings were done in the space between the waking world and the sleeping one. there exists a point there with a broad landscape that has seldom been loitered in. as with every previous album, none of this was planned. every record has its own atmosphere. for me they are always a new place to live in and spend some time before moving on. on this album, it happened that every session we were able to record came between work loads that rendered us at that point of sleeping and waking. like the poppy fields in wizard of oz, we went in and out of consciousness at various times during recording. this is not a bad thing. nor does it make the record sound like we're asleep. it has the momentum of that place between sleep and being awake, and in that narrow slip of existence lies a landscape of reason that most of us hurry past in daily lives. this record is planted firmly there'
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