New Lewis & Clarke – “Petrified Forest”

Lewis & Clarke mastermind and La Société Expéditionnaire label proprietor Lou Rogai has assembled a new EP to follow up 2007’s excellent Blasts Of Holy Birth. “Petrified Forest” opens the Light Time 12″ with Lewis & Clarke’s familiar, hypnotic mountain folk, setting reedy vocals against spare and elegant guitars, gradually swooning into a near seven-minute piece full of strings and woodsy imagery. In and of itself the track brings an organic, meditative ebb and flow, but we’re told that it actually joins the title track on the EP’s Side A for a single piece of transitional music. Songs for getting lost into.

Lewis & Clarke – “Petrified Forest” (MP3)

You can hear “Petrified Forest”‘s song mate by streaming the entire EP at La Société Expéditionnaire, who are releasing the Light Time EP. The limited pressing of 500 colored vinyl Light Time 12″s will come with a bonus cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel #2.”