Under the name Bird By Snow, Big Sur’s Fletcher Tucker has been crafting rich experimental psych-folk for some time now, and his fifth record, Offering, looks to be another engaging work. Tucker, who has also produced recent Daniel Higgs and Little Wings albums, did this record solo, recording its eight tracks in various locations around Big Sur.
The two tracks offered here represent Offering‘s intrinsic duality: “Grace” is one of five vocal-driven songs, while “Before Names” is one of the album’s three mystical instrumentals. The balancing of melody and atmosphere, and of humanity and naturalism, call to mind Mount Eerie, so if you dig Phil Elverum (or Daniel Higgs or Little Wings, for that matter), check this out pronto.
Offering is out September 15th on Gnome Life Records.