Rafi Bookstaber announces new album Late Summer on Woodsist, premieres song

Rafi Bookstaber announces new album Late Summer on Woodsist, premieres song

The “golden spirit juice” makes you want to leave town for a place where there ain’t any right angles and nestle into a spirit forest, where you take off all your garments in ten deep breaths, do some stretching, and then somersault into the river at the golden late hour. Rafi Bookstaber, who runs the Humito label and is a member of various other experimental/coo-able folk projects (like Death Chants, Von Himmel, and Aswara), has a new album coming out called Late Summer. Produced by Paul Grimes and M. Geddes Gengras, the album is out July 1 and is available to pre-order via Woodsist.

TMT has the pleasure of premiering “We Can Find A Way,” which emits a mirage of heavily layered guitars riding the late-afternoon heat, exploring the burnt-out suburban facade of American psychedelic rock from deep within a heady lagoon. Stream the sunny tune below, but get out of the kiddie pool first to prevent electro-“stimulation.” Then tune in to five minutes of zoned-out lotus eaters dancing on public access television and give your dog or your sig-nif a big, wet lick on the face.

From Matt “MV” Valentine:

we’d like to welcome back our old friend rafi bookstaber. it’s all good…the immediate thing i felt when i jammed his “late summer” for the first time was wanting to hug life, cosmic love in the underground.

this is a diff kind of human digitata, it’s sweet analog. you dig spring reverb, then maybe flesh it with sum RA-fi. pure jam. extended solos and explorations go from downtown woodland discord and eternal reverie to relatively clean rivers & beat earth poetics. pretty darlin’ indeed…

what a vapor trail of music, very groovy to see folks finally catching up to this HEAD. dawn of a new vibration out of his occult pedigree in so many spaced out earth objects (death chants/aswara/von himmel/mendocino). bookstaberalso logged golden hours with time-lag and that deep scene. the beginning of an ear and golden spirit juice. mined private press vision with his own azriel and humito imprints, shucked handmades → there’s also his groove & howl with the wolfpack in the MV/EE axis. oxide, preserves and records…rafihummed the music of maidens. iron maiden this is not, shipbuilding it sails, four sail and many years ago i was there, so was rafi’s FI. you dig apache? find some wampum, blow a journey, be here now for late summer eternal…

Late Summer tracklist:

01. we can find a way
02. you get high
03. ocean above you
04. in the shade
05. the crystal fire
06. blue eyes crying in the rain
07. (gonna be a) late summer
08. make up yr mind

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