I was introduced to Spires in a very strange way - Their song of this album, "Black Earth", accompanied a very powerful peak after eating some mushrooms. Wow, was that an experience, I thought. And so I went back, found this album, and ran it again; this time sober. Granted it's not as brilliant as I had recalled, but this is still a fantastic album. My only complaint is that at times they go a little too beyond the realms of what people generally perceive as folk music on this album and begin to delve into something a little more experimental and not quite as listenable.