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Valley Maker

Austin Crane began releasing music under his own name while in college in Columbia, South Carolina. In his final year of school he released his first full-length record under the name Valley Maker. These new songs, based on ancient creation narratives, offered up a bazaar of surreal and mythic imagery that bordered on the absurd while somehow remaining existential. The sounds of this new project—inspired by the likes of Will Oldham, Phil Elverum, and Jason Molina—were stripped down, more indigenous, and attracted a strong grassroots following. Moving in fall 2013 to Seattle, WA, Austin ...read more

Austin Crane began releasing music under his own name while in college in Columbia, South Carolina. In his final year of school he released his first full-length record under the name Valley Maker. These new songs, based on ancient creation narratives, offered up a bazaar of surreal and mythic imagery that bordered on the absurd while somehow remaining existential. The sounds of this new project—inspired by the likes of Will Oldham, Phil Elverum, and Jason Molina—were stripped down, more indigenous, and attracted a strong grassroots following. Moving in fall 2013 to Seattle, WA, Austin’s second album as Valley Maker is set to release on the 10th of August, entitled “Yes I know I’ve Loved This World.” This album introduces expanded percussion, guitar and vocal textures, while maintaining the independent folk ethos of the first release. Recorded over four days at Archer Avenue Studio in Columbia, SC, the new album similarly features vocals from Amy Godwin (of Anne Bonny) from Atlanta, GA and accompaniment from longtime musical collaborators/bandmates in Columbia. It is a departure lyrically from the more linear mythology narratives of the first release and leans instead of sequences of elegy and affection, a strange pairing that yields powerful songs. On August 10, 2013, Valley Maker released its second full-length album, titled "Yes I know I've loved this world." It is available for download at www.valleymaker.com « hide


Yes I Know I've Loved This World
08/10/2013

4.5
2 Votes
Valley Maker
2010

4
1 Votes

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