paradise of bachelors
Bowles’ second deploys banjo, percussion, piano & voice to explore the rugged country between the poles of Appalachian old-time traditions & ecstatic, minimalist drone.
'Nansemond' is the name of a fading dream as much as it is a place name; the word has largely disappeared from maps of Virginia. Once a vast swampland, now a ghost-choked locale. This is the wetlands landscape Nathan Bowles conjures with this cinematic suite of contemplative set pieces. "Nathan Bowles is like my spirit animal. It's the real shit...beautiful then, beautiful now. Timeless. He's got the modern edge too, & the experimental thing down, & it sounds totally modern as well. That's why it's so great" - Kurt Vile.