PREMIERE – PERGOLA – “FIRST AND FINAL”

Recorded in a cabin somewhere deep in West Virginia, the Baltimore based Pergola wrap deft guitar lines around surging and buzzing drones that drift with unaided ease through the aural field. Aside from being a contemplative meditation centered on a few scales, Todd Shelar tastefully displays small flashes of technical skill in his use of subtle harmonics and delay-heavy lines that hang heavy in the air. Pergola joins artists like Scott Tuma, High aura’d, Lake Mary and Amparo as musicians working in an expansive post-folk tradition that serves as an unfailingly perfect soundtrack to season transitions. 

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