In Gowan Ring are a solo project from the United States that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that mixes neo-folk, psychedelia and drone and this is a review of his 2015 album "The Serpent And The Dove" which will be released on September 23rd by Les Disquesdu 7eme Ceil.
Ambient style drones start off the album along with some violins and cello's a few seconds later that also add a touch of classical music onto the recording and on the second tracks acoustic guitars, clean singing vocals and elements of psychedelic track make their presence known on the recording.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when flutes are utilized they give the songs more of a medieval feeling while the drum beats are very ritualistic and shamanistic sounding and the acoustic guitars also use a good amount of finger picking and full chords which also gives the music a touch of progressive rock and one song also brings in piano's.
In Gowan Ring creates another neo folk album which also brings in elements of drone and psychedelia which also makes the songs stand out a bit more, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics are a concept based upon the alchemical journey through a luminous garden around the Living Tree.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from In Gowan Ring and if you are a fan of neo-folk, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Thousands of Bees" "Set A Candle In The Night" and "The Dove". 8 out of 10.