We have been following Arborea since the release of Wayfaring Summer in 2006. I have yet to come across an artist that sounds anything like them. They draw inspiration from many other great artists including Robie Basho, Martin Simpson and Tim Buckley.
They have been getting a lot more exposure in recent years and they never seem to rest. As well as a self titled release in 2008 they curated a compilation album for the World Food Program Benefit by some of today’s most creative Indie Folk musicians, including Devendra Banhart, Alela Diane, Marissa Nadler, Arborea, Fern Knight, Rio en Medio, and more.More recently they curated a tribute CD to Robbie Basho titled We Are All One, In The Sun which is due for release on 11th May. In addition to Arborea performing it includes contributions from artists: Steffen Basho-Junghans, Helena Espvall, Meg Baird, Glenn Jones, Cian Nugent, Rahim AlHaj and Fern Night. Full details can be found here: Important Records.
They have recently appeared at SXSW and did some recording shortly afterwards. The following track is a cover of Tim Buckley’s Phantasmagoria in Two. They both enjoyed the results of this and will be featureing it on their next album…enjoy!
Arborea: Phantasmagoria in Two (please wait for player to load then click on track for it to play):