In Gowan Ring are a band from the United States that plays a mixture of drone, psychedelic and neo folk music and this is a review of their 1999 album "The Glinting Shade" which was recently re-issued by Merlin's Nose Records.
Sound effects and synths bring elements of dark ambient and drone to the recording, while the acoustic guitars use finger picking and full chords to bring a psychedelic and neo folk sound to the music, as for the folk instruments when they are utilized they bring a medieval pagan sound to the album.
Vocals are mostly clean singing folk music vocals with some spoken word parts being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion In Gowan Ring are a very great sounding hybrid of drone, psychedelic and neo folk and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Two Wax Dolls" "Cipher's String On The Tree In The Garden Of Eden" and "Milk Star". RECOMMENDED BUY.