The ‘Tamarack’ EP contains music to fill the subtle but vibrant margins of change. Where the forest gives way to the prairie, the prairie to the bog, the bog to the pond…. There, in the ecotones of change—the transitional zones—thrive unique and ornamented beings. Tamarack is the first to grow in filled-lake bogs. The first to emerge after fire. Both coniferous and deciduous, soft and needly. Rot resistant, medicinal.
Recorded to cassette over the course of two years, Tamarack contains the first song recorded under the Ecotone moniker, as well as a piece previously released to raise money and support the resistance to oil pipeline infrastructure at Standing Rock. Soft like tender spring tufts; unavoidable like autumn fires, when the needles change color and begin to shed. Tamarack is here for movement, for transitioning, for radicalizing the landscape of your life. Instrumentals to clear the canopy of your mind and start refreshed.
Aural brushstrokes and landscape impressions. Terrestrial musings and motifs, traverse of land and transitive waters.
Use these songs for your next campaign, use them for scene transitions, use them to help amplify work done to protect the Earth as sacred.
Light-hearted impressions, hopeful musings and motifs. Sample-able and re-mixable, this is the continued development of musical dialogue—a snapshot in time and a window to the heart.
We’re on the farm. Single dads.
Trump versus Clinton.
Decision is made: time to crank.
Get out from low ceiling.
Kick it at the campfire. Decompress.
Mixed with some acoustic.
Next day. Record on cassette.
4-track with drum machine.
Fast forward couple years.
House on the Hill. Full moon.
Mid-term elections. Line 5.
Neahtawanta Inn passed to Title Track
Trash incinerator song for Detroit.
Regional poet Jack Slaggert around.
Named a couple tunes.
He’s good for that.
The track “Line 5 Resolution” is the intro for the State of Water podcast, a Michigan-based series focusing on clean water issues and their relationship to policy, equity, community and climate. Featuring captivating interviews with Michiganders from many walks of life, “State of Water” is the official podcast of the Clean Water Campaign for Michigan, a program of Title Track. Listen on on Spotify, Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts.