Band / Artist: Allister Thompson
Year: 1999 - 2011
Genre: Neo-Folk, Dark Psychedelic
An album, as soft as the fog rolling in over the countryside. I feel like its hard to describe without some off the cuff visual descriptions.
Theres a hilly area, with the fog rolling in, over a peat bog. the voices and guitar seem to echo in from a forest farther away than the sound could travel. Small, alien lights and shapes dance about through the fog, at the edges of your sights. You sit amidst this, and feel emotionally pulled by the experience around you.
Infinities is an album of psychedelic folk music first released in 2006. It is comprised of bedroom recordings Allister made from 1999-2001, remastered. The initial release was praised by Terrascope Online: “Featuring some delicately poised vocal overdubs and just the right amount of instrumental ornamentation, the album seems to flow like a river, gently caressing your soul as it talks of the joys and tears of existence, and our place in the universe, the lyrics dealing with melancholy in a sympathetic and beautiful way.”Alright, well this one has been on rotation on my car a TON recently, so I'll just say go listen, and if you don't want to, then you suck.
Influences on the recording were early seventies British singer songwriters like Nick Drake and John Martyn, psychedelic influences like Pink Floyd and the Incredible String Band, Krautrock and and ambient music. The 2014 edition has three bonus tracks, “Somewhere New”, “The Bomber’s Song” and “Spring Hill Fair (for Grant Mclennan)”.
Allister Thompson now makes music as The Gateless Gate and writes the music review blog Make Your Own Taste
Allister Thompson - Infinities