Alpenglow // Plume Giant
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Alpenglow began in a small Vermont town when founding members Peter Coccoma, Graeme Daubert, Elori Kramer, and Kenneth Root shared songs in an old stone mill. Over the next two years, after adding bassist Colin Weeks, Alpenglow transformed original songs rooted in the folk tradition into a collection of finely crafted arrangements that are sprawling, moody, and wholly their own. Their music has been described as “swooning, harmony-laden stuff…laced with arcing fiddle, shimmering keys and healthy doses of ringing guitar punch.” A hilltop chapel is both the inspiration and recording site for their forthcoming album. Their songs send listeners home to sleep soundly, knowing that somewhere, a resounding calm lies over the countryside.
Plume Giant moves and sings like a family band, but under the surface of tightly woven chamber folk is something altogether different: a charming and strange collaboration between classical converts and erudite folk-rockers, balladeers and experimentalists. They manage to sound bigger than a three-piece, juggling and trading a dozen instruments amid the co-ed harmonies.