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Stones And The Curling Smoke

by Black Forest / Black Sea

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Inepta 16:36
Broken Bow 03:55
Wizard Of Is 05:34
Kofferbrik 04:52


BF/BS - Stones And The Curling Smoke - digital/CD

April 2, 2021

A double-albums worth of rarities stuffed onto a pro-manufactured CD in a color jacket.
80 minutes of deep cuts spanning 2003-2008, all exclusive to long-lost obscure compilations in tiny editions.
Now properly mastered for the first time and collected into this sharp little package.

BLACK FOREST/BLACK SEA were the Providence RI duo of Jeffrey Alexander (mostly guitar) and Miriam Goldberg (mostly cello). They played free-form music that drew from folk traditions. They toured extensively in the US and Europe, from Savonlinna to Sicily, Riga to Reykjavik and Portland to Portland.

"...a gorgeous snapshot of the free psych underground, one of the purest spaces of otherworldly terrain in the current musical landscape." - Pitchfork

“…constant sound shifting gives Alexander and Goldberg's musically metamorphic contribution to the New Weird America cult an edge over the competition. For BF/BS are genuinely strange." - The Wire

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released April 2, 2021

1. Inepta
Invisible Pyramid: Elegy Box (Last Visible Dog, 2005)

2. Broken Bow
compilation for Pasture Music Festival And Jubilee
July 16-17, 2004 at Aspen Farm, Soldier's Grove, WI

3. Eyes Filled With Feathers
Cris Et Chuchotements (Crier Dans Les Musées, 2007) (France)

4. Wizard Of Is
For The Dead In Space - Volumes II
Tom Rapp + Pearls Before Swine tribute (Secret Eye, 2003)

5. Winter Island Find
Dream Magazine #6, 2006

6. Kofferbrik
compilation for Fantastic Voyagers 2 Festival
November 22-23, 2008 at Modern Formations, Pittsburgh PA

7. Stones And The Curling Smoke
Invisible Pyramid (Last Visible Dog, 2003)

8. My Night With The French Resistance
Frannce (Ruralfaune / La Belle Dame Sans Merci, 2007) (France)

9. The Roaring Woonasquatucket
The Box (Nothing Out There, 2007) (Belgium)

10. Prince Princess
Performance #2 (Intercontinental, 2005) (France)

11. Valentines Day
at Balti Drambliai, Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday 14 February 2004

12. Radio Silence, Weightless and Windpower
Quit Having Fun (Boring Machines, 2008) (Italy)

13. Old Man Chepachet
Rare Youth (Rare Youth, 2006)

14. On The Cliffs At Fort Wetherill (with Larkin Grimm)
compilation for Terrastock Six Festival
April 21-23, 2006 at AS220, Providence, RI


Jeffrey Alexander - guitar, electronics
Miriam Goldberg - cello, vocals, electronics

front cover photograph shot by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky in 1910
back cover photograph shot by Pietro Previti at Teatro Instabile, Napoli, Italy on 24 March 2004


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Jeffrey Alexander Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founding member of The Iditarod in 1996, Black Forest/Black Sea in 2003 and Dire Wolves in 2008. Joined JOMF in 2013. Started The Heavy Lidders in 2019. Former label owner of Magic Eye Singles and Secret Eye Records. Also toured with and featured on recordings by Kemialliset Ystävät, Avarus, Es, Fursaxa, Christina Carter, Gravenhurst, Jeffrey Alexander-Andrea Belfi-Stefano Pilia Trio. ... more

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