Sativa Flats took shape in the basement of the Turf Club (St. Paul, MN), known as the Clown Lounge. The space evokes a laid-back midwestern rusticism; wood paneled walls, cheap taxidermy and back-lit forestscapes next to a dimly lit stage. It was here that Chris Rose, Scott Watson, Bennett Johnson & Neil Weir began unfurling their long semi-improvised sets of slow drifting psychedelia. Later recorded at Old Blackberry Way (Weir’s studio) in the winter of 2013, Sativa Flats composed and pared the tunes down for this release, their self-titled debut. Treading the line between new age and dream pop, these stoned journeys consist of spaced-out keyboards, commanding bass leads, languid guitar, dubby melodica and textural electronics all cascading into place. Moon Glyph is thrilled to have a hand in the release of Sativa Flats.
Concise and hauntingly beautiful. Someone already mentioned Nico. It’s probably no coincidence that BEB reissued the album by Caroline K in the same year. Another point of reference that comes to my mind is A.C. Marias. Excellent. Stefan Karolewicz