DW035 Anvil Salute / Black Bear Rug
We’re pleased to welcome Norman, OK’s Anvil Salute back to Deep Water, as their previous release for the label – 2007’s This Is the Voice of Doom Calling – has long been an in-house favorite. Several years in the (slo-mo) making, Black Bear Rug marks the group’s first foray into full-length multi-track recording, with a rich sound that weaves mandolin, accordion, banjo, ektara, esraj and flute into the drifting blend of acoustic & electric guitars, upright bass, and drums, across settings both spontaneous and composed. Compared with the rooster’s crow of its predecessor, Black Bear Rug finds Anvil Salute in a mostly pensive frame of mind, manifesting a late-night comedown atmosphere suspended somewhere between Great Plains and opium den, optimized for listener immersion possibilities. Seven tracks, 47 minutes.