Birch Book

2011, Les Disques du 7ème Ciel

The enigmatic B’eirth is best known as the frontman for the psychedelic folk outfit In Gowan Ring. However, with his Birch Book project, he has moved away from the psychedelics and instead, opted for a simpler, more straightforward folk sound. The result, however, is still some pretty haunting—and haunted—music, thanks to B’eirth’s deft guitar-work and dreamy Nick Drake-esque vocals.

One of the most recent examples of this is a limited edition Birch Book EP released earlier this month by Les Disques du 7ème Ciel. The EP consists of six songs: a gorgeous, moving version of “Life’s Lace”—which originally appeared on Birch Book’s A Hand Full Of Days—plus five new songs sung primarily in French.

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