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Released: 16.04.21







Placed somewhere between the emotional tour-de-force of Jeff Buckley, and the Fleet Foxes’ ability to capture the sound of America onto wax (so essentially Van Dyke Parks’ Discover America) Cory Hanson’s Pale Horse Rider is a masterpiece at recording not just an exact time and place, but also an exact location.

Recorded in a converted desert condo, Pale Horse sounds like it’s natural environment; sparse, relaxed, warm and wild. Led in places by soaring cosmic guitars (Another Story) and jazzy, acoustic, country numbers in others (Limited Hangout), Pale Horse Rider shines with its tales of an America in another time and place to the one we often see– an America where country, cosmic rock and beautiful melodies still shine under the stars.



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