This is a 2 CD set of In Gowan Ring‘s excellent album, The Glinting Spade; the reissue of the original version along with a re-recording of the entire album from 2012, The Glinting Spade Revisited.
B’eirth, the man behind In Gowan Ring, emerges as a visionary bard of the green, healing man’s connection to the otherworld. A reposeful songwriting mixes with crystal clear and cleaning drones. There are ecstatic chants of wind in the crowns of trees and mystical paths through enchanted gardens of nature, waiting to be taken. IGR’s third album “The Glinting Spade” was awakened between 1997 and 1999 during a period of complete isolation and the detection of new musical influences with a childlike passion. This music is a rather intimate affair. B’ee’s compositions are captured and detained by him and his fellow musicians partly with regular, partly with unique instruments that were created for these recordings. The spiritual mood of the songs is driven by enchanting melodies and often ends up in rather mystifying kaleidoscopes of sound. B’ee adds fresh inspiration and creativity to the tradition of the great ancestors of psychedelic folk and singer / songwriter of the 60s and 70s, like Donovan, Perry Leopold, Nick Drake or Exuma.