Where Snakes & Seers Go

by Laughing Eye Weeping Eye

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about

"... every now and then, something really weird comes along and sweeps me off my feet, smothering me with smooches. That’s Laughing Eye Weeping Eye. This shit is wacky as fuck and it’s the only time I’ve deemed “freak folk” an appropriate & relevant descriptor."
- antigravitybunny.com

“LEWE is intriguing for how it avoids freak folk mainstays like the blues and 60s folk, instead channeling a new set of sources yet to be tapped by any weirdos I’ve come across in the contemporary moment…. Weird like the vocals. Schoenecker’s creepy chirps, sighing glissandos, whiney drones and operatic falsettos. Weird like the instrumentation, pumped with a heavy dose of harmonium, harps, hand-claps and horns, tambourines, bells, flutes and fiddles (NOT violins…), etc. …Where Snakes & Seers Go triumphs due to the fact that it’s a good band, doing weird things in weird new ways, and doing all of those things quite weirdly-well. They make an unbearably creepy voice listenable, relatable. They put that voice into charming, inventive songs. Some of those songs are actually very, very beautiful—"River of Golden Treasures" is sleeping-tune mixtape worthy with its gorgeous, humbling melodic meditations. Overall, great new band…”
tometotheweathermachine.com

"a tale where words celebrate, commune, play, enchant, make potions and color the ride you're taken on, where sounds make the unreal become reality… and the more i hear and feel, i grow a tail, some nice horns; i begin to twist and clap but mostly want to meow." - calmintrees.blogspot.com

"Inspired by folk music and gospel singing, the music of Laughing Eye Weeping Eye sounds like little else around at the moment, blissful melodies sung and chanted, screamed and wailed, over a droning harmonium, handclaps, loops and toy instruments. Contrast the sweetness of album opener 'Venus' with the shamanic vibe of 'Chant', the former almost a hymn, sung beautifully, whilst the latter sees the vocals wailed like banshees, bringing to mind Larkin Grimm or Tara Burke. The rest of the album moves between these points, always interesting, filled with imagination, and well worth you time with 'On The Path', 'River of Golden Treasures' and 'Aye Yai Yai Yai' being particular favourites, the first of these sounding exactly like The Cherry Blossoms, so much so in fact that I had to check the personnel on each album to see if there was a connection, there isn't. Containing that same strange mystical vibe as early Incredible String Band offerings, 'Where Snakes and Seers Go' is a collection of songs that will curl up in your heart until it becomes an old friend." - terrascope.co.uk

credits

released June 7, 2011

All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Rebecca Schoenecker (except Kumbaya, written by anon)

Rebecca Schoenecker: Vocals, Harmonium, Semsemia (9), Electracoustic Guitar (4), Casiotone (11), Recorder (8), Tamborine (4), Bells (3, 9), Chime (9)

Patrick Holbrook: Backing Vocals (3, 5, 8, 10, 12), Casiotone (1), Line6 Delay (10), Recorder (8)

Daniel Schneider: Sitar (3), Guitar and Backing Vocals (6)
Danny Miller: Fiddle (5)
Dan Fischer: Contra-alto and Contrabass Clarinet (6)
b9 InViD: Trumpet (1)

Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service

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Laughing Eye Weeping Eye Chicago, Illinois

Somewhere between the black soil of earth and the void, exists the music of Laughing Eye Weeping Eye. Like her Tarot readings, Rebecca Schoenecker leads us through the unknown and esoteric, with lush vocals from gothic cathedrals and harmonium played in secret rooms. Patrick Holbrook, her consort, adds synth drones and strings via ukelin and turkish spike fiddle. The result is chilling and sparse. ... more

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