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ARTIST
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The Long Afternoon of Earth
FORMAT
2CD

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RELEASE DATE
10/27/2009

The Preservation label presents The Long Afternoon of Earth, from Caethua. Caethua is the recording project for singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Clare Adrienne Cameron Hubbard. Hubbard has been prolific over several years with a wide range of releases spanning folk, experimental, ambient and hip hop. The Long Afternoon of Earth is made up of two separate EP-length sets of songs, both different in style but connected by themes -- family, place, escape and remembrance. The first set, "No Man's Land," (approximately 27 minutes long) is acoustic-based, with songs haunting in their hypnotic way, finding common ground between the rustic and spectral in the spell they cast. Hubbard's surroundings play deeply within the realm of her thoughts, with lyrics both unvarnished and emotionally shading in the way they portray experience both real and imagined. The second set, "Into The Dog-Dayed Night," (approximately 28 minutes long) is also stark, but yet another spin on Hubbard's otherworldly songs. Piano, guitar, raw beats and almost industrial-type textures alchemically fuse for an altogether different mood -- more theatrical, lamenting and spooked. Both sets come together here in the kind of purity and fortitude that underline Caethua's true artistry. The Long Afternoon of Earth is as enigmatic and heartfelt a statement you're likely to hear.