We warmly welcome African Ghost Valley, back for a new ep, "Iberville".
”Iberville" is inspired by folk-tales of an age-old pipe smoking wanderer. The traveler, a women covered in tattered cloth adorned with earthen trinkets, feathered headpiece, a sword, and torch. She treks through dense forest with mountain vistas. Only seldom being seen by the few that find themselves deep in the brush.
African Ghost Valley are experts at generating larger than life atmospheres. They bring a warmth, to dark narratives, that continues reverberating long after the compositions end. Each track is filled with drive, mystery, and chock full of surprises. What we love about these guys is they give gutsy audio performances by just jumping straight into the deep end. AGV have fined tuned their craft. A vision as haunting as it is exciting.
Our campaign begins along neglected paths, barely perceptible but for a few snapped branches, an occasional track, or residue from ash. Engulfed in natural beauty that shimmers with an unnatural orange glow of light; a heavy fog rolls over the landscape. Spectral visions break in the vapors, traces of action bubble into view before hazy plumes cast visions of a clandestine gathering inside a cave. Dark robed figures form a circle around indecipherable symbols. Torch flames flicker, drums beat; shrieks, grunts, and chants with call for the ancient wonderer. Each cult member fully entranced, gives themselves away to divinations of the traveler's sorcery.
Harsh beams of light burn through closed lids. Awaken to a smeared memory or perhaps feverish visions? Laying on hard ground with light dusting of snow. Piecing together memories, startled at the possibility “Iberville” may not be a town, village, or even a physical space, but a borderless expanse that exists within us all. A mind eye that existed in our ancestors as well as our progeny. One thing is certain, you leave "Iberville" different than when you arrived.
Our wanderer, just something mortals can’t quite comprehend.
released November 5, 2020
Written by: Childle Grangier and Gabriel Ghebrezghi