9 Songs, 30 Minutes


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5 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Folk Songs for (day dreaming)Trains,Trees and Honey


True artistic expression ....will leave a deep impact guaranteed !!

a perfect album


This project by Scott Herren (Prefuse 73) eventually drifted too far into abstract territory for my liking, but for a time I considered it superior to his other, better known moniker. This album is totally perfect in its own way -- good for thinking, relaxing, working, anything. I've been listening to it regularly for about a decade, and it still hasn't lost its appeal for me. That's a true test.

I'd encourage those that love this to seek out his Immediate Action EP under this name as well, for two tracks that would've fit right in. His "Sleeping on Saturday and Sunday Afternoons" LP, which you can find if you look hard enough, also fits the vibe. Great stuff.

About Savath & Savalas

Started in 1998, Savath & Savalas was created as a way for left-field producer Scott Herren (best known for his work as Prefuse 73) to explore his more instrumental and acoustic tendencies. His first full-length, Folk Songs for Trains, Trees and Honey, an experimental, glitchy affair, came out in 2000, followed by the EP Rolls and Waves in 2002 and the much folkier Apropa't -- which featured vocals from Catalan singer Eva Puyuelo, who Herren met when spending time in Spain -- in 2004. In 2007 Golden Pollen, which included songs on which only the producer/instrumentalist sang, as well as appearances from artists like Mia Doi Todd and Jose Gonzalez, was released. Two years later, a proper follow-up to Apropa't appeared; La Llama included a new contributing member, Ecuadoran (by way of Florida) Roberto Carlos Lange. ~ Marisa Brown



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