Caethua: “Our Mutinous Minds”
Bloominton, Indiana based Caethua (Clare Hubbard of Ancestral Diet, Sports) originally released single, epic track of her spare, freak-folk/found sound recordings on cassette in 2008 under the title “Wrecks and Rescues.” Now, Hubbard’s recordings are getting the reissue treatment on a 12″ split put out by Lake City, MN label Lighten Up Sounds. She shares the split with local folk/blues boundary pushers Shep and Me. You can check out a piece of Hubbard’s recording here, a sparse, melancholy fabrication of piano chords, ghostly vocals, and background noise (which she culled from field recordings taken from wanderings around the St. Lawrence River). Hubbard’s singing shares a bit of breathy similarity to Cat Power’s Chan Marshall, though Hubbard generally structures her melodies in ways that are far less conventional than her contemporary. Hubbard’s ethereal vocals lead the way through the ramshackle soundscapes of “Our Mutinous Minds,” punctuated here and there by the hiss of tape, found sounds, and the voices of ghosts.
— Jon Behm
You can pick up a copy of the 12″ split from Lighten Up Sounds