The Skygreen Leopards
One Thousand Bird Ceremony
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The Skygreen Leopards are easily the most structured of any band in the Jewelled Antler cabal, which is not to say that improvisation figures heavily to their sound (it does). Indebted to Dan Treacy, The Monkees, Tall Dwarfs & ESP-Disk alike, The SGLs deliver loosely-structured summery psychedelic art-folk songs arranged with banjos, bouzoukis, 12 string guitars, tape loops, Hammond organ, and a host of other instruments. Their third album, One Thousand Bird Ceremony, is a watershed effort for the group. The Skygreen Leopards are Glenn Donaldson & Donovan Quinn. Tambourine, play it slow.

Track list

01. Summer Alchemy
02. Morning of Gulls (A Dream of Waters, Part One)
03. Let Me Grow in Your Meadow
04. Walk with the Golden Cross
05. All Our Plagues Were Rainbows
06. One Thousand Birds
07. Hello to All Your Rain
08. The Heron (A Dream of Waters, Part Two)
09. Tambourine, Play it Slow
10. Seaflowers (A Dream of Waters, Part Three)
11. Lost in the Shadow Arms of Lust
12. Where do Songs Come From?
13. Parallel Shadows
14. A Breeze of Pine Blows Through Me
15. Summer Pharmacy

Reviews

Pitchfork | Foxy Digitalis | Fake Jazz | Dusted Magazine | Splendid