Friday, August 12, 2011
fast approaching is the second annual in a hollow log music etc. fest in the kingdom - -
this year's event with take place on august 19th and 20th - please save these dates!
there is a bog and a waterfall to swim in
there are woods all around
please bring $5 for the performers and something to add to friday's potluck
some refreshments will be sold on one or both days
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52 kingdom rd. montville maine 04941
take rt. 3 to montivlle - from south off I95 in augusta - from north off rt. 1 in belfast
the kingdom rd. is a tiny dirt road directly off rt. 3 - on the left from the south - on the right from the north
you've missed it if:
- from the south you've reached mt. repose cemetery on your right
- from the north you reached 10-4 redemption on your left
call: (207) 589-3025 if you have any questions
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Arootsakoostik Music Festival Saturday, JULY 9, 2011 Thomas Park - New Sweden, ME
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The ever-changing name of this group (Uke of Spaces Corners and the variants therein proceeded this record) gives chase to all but the folk faithful, which hopefully can stop soon, especially given the level at which they’re now performing – surely these people don’t want to evade notice when they make music this stirring. It’s country folk with an eye on the clouds, set to wander, but with the cosmos in full view, providing an endless depth to their sound and removing them from any traveler/bike punk hoi polloi. The austerity and wholesomeness of their sound is fairly stunning, even as danger lurks in the corners and fringes of their sound. Perfect for twilight saunters through the wheatfield idyll, on that night when you meet the fairies and decide never to return to your loved ones. Their best release to date. (http://www.turnedword.com)
The sound offered by Village Of Spaces on their album Alchemy And Trust (Corleone) sounds like someone went into a lab, dissected the DNA of Flaming Lips and Wilco and lubed it up with infant pig oils. The album (a short one at about 33 minute) feels like entering the woods of the mind, one you didn’t think you wanted to go but discovering you belong, and embellishing in its fine oats. It’s acoustic, it rootsy, it sounds like it doesn’t belong of this time and yet it is very much of its time, an anti- music that’s more about the music than the anti-, you know? You don’t know?
Let me put it in another way. It’s the kind of music you might hear at a folk life festival, or at a food cart pod, where the musicians arrived their on bicycles and all they’re hoping for in return is a sandwich and a beer. Instead, what they get upon playing is appreciation from the crowd and maybe a few people wanting to sign up to their mailing list. It’s of the earth, and I would love to be a worm.
VILLAGE OF SPACES - ALCHEMY AND TRUST
Village of Spaces might physically be from Belfast, Maine, but their music hints that, somehow, they spend some of their time in an obscure place in the cosmos which only they can describe. The psychedelic feel of the folk on "Alchemy and Trust" helps the tracks walk a sweet line between the intimate and the majestic. This is a band that has played with its name for sometime (most notably calling themselves Uke of Spaces at one point); if they can keep themselves a bit more easy to find, more seekers will certainly be jumping on this holy bandwagon.
Their songs have been recorded when able, usually on the road and with the help of whatever family or new friend has dropped by. The ease with which songs like "Ovum's Influence" and "Mountainside" unfold such genuine emotion and sprawling message from the simplest of melodies is testament enough to their honesty and genius. This is not a typical freak folk pose by well-heeled, sane as a banker college kids; this is music grown slowly, joyfully, and tested by the road to help burn off the bullshit.
The vocal interplay of Amy Moon and Dan B. center all the tracks, but are especially evocative on the jittery minimal "Buoy Gong" and "Forget Me Not," providing intimacy and off-kilter melody.
Any band that lists Alice Coltrane, Harry Partch and The Fugs as influences is all right by me, as it hints at their aims and their hearts. Village of Spaces have an umbrella big enough for all, with music that embraces chance, fun, the holy and naughty, and the guts to explore their cosmic muse with poetry and improvisational glee. "Alchemy and Trust" is a good place to jump aboard if you haven't already.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
FRI APR 29th 2011 8pm sharp!!!!!!
107 HANOVER STREET PORTLAND MAINE
On Friday, April 29th, Apohadion Theatre will host Grass Widow with Broken Water, Village of Spaces and The Rattlesnakes.
Grass Widow (San Fran.), after making quite the name for themselves on their home coast west, have been migrating about this country, charming at every stop. Music that is never tired, weaving itself into and out of and into obscurity with just enough psychedelia to bring you to an ethereal plain with enough of a backbone to keep your heels close to earth with voices that flirt with the upper stratus. GW has appeared on the labels Make A Mess, Captured Tracks and Kill Rockstars (www.myspace.com/grasswidowmusic)
town for the evening to add expanse to an already great show is Broken Water (Olympia). Broken Water combines shoegaze with something ungazed upon, touched with grunge. (http://www.myspace.com/brokenagua)
VILLAGE OF SPACES......Inside Outsider folk music from the Beckman-Moon family. Beware, Vos will play first (http://ukeofspacescorners.blogspot.com/)
The Rattlesnakes, a favorite amongst local critics and fans to boot play this one as well. Despite the disclaimer buried somewhere on their Myspace profile that they no longer use that particular social networking site I think you can still hear some tracks on it. (www.myspace.com/therattlesnakes)
This show will begin at 8 pm EXACTLY. Please bring 7 or 8 dollars as a donation so we can give these volks all they deserve. See you on Friday.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Heya Folks, The new VILLAGE OF SPACES CD "ALCHEMY AND TRUST," is finally available!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
“I like the way they navigate.
I like hearing their process of navigation.
I think you will, too, and I think they’ll
take you to a place that makes a great
deal of of sense once you get there
but a place you might not find
without their help,”
GORDON BOK, 2010.Ovum's influence by Village of Spaces
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thurs April 21 Providence, RI Early afternoon show at ANALOG UNDERGROUND 504 Broadway Providence, RI 02909 (401) 274-4123 w/ Mona Nash
Fri Apr 22 Hudson, NY @ TBA w/ Mona Nash and BunnyBrains Acoustic
Sat Apr 23 Turners Falls, MA 7PM @ The Brick House 24 Third St. Turners Falls, MA 01376 w/ Mona Nash,Sandy+Yet, Tom Carter, Flaming Dragon Of Middle Earth , and Ben+David
Sunday Apr 24 Belfast, Me RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!!!!!! 8PM @ WaterFallArts 256 High St. Belfast, Me 04915 w/ Mona Nash, The Curious Shape of Hens, and Dream Zoo.
Fri Apr 29th Portland, Me 7PM @ Apohodion Theatre w/ Grass Widow, Broken Water and Ratlesnakes.
Sat Apr 30th Belfast, Me @ The Unitarian Sanctuary w/ Big Blood as part of the Free Range Music Festival. Other acts include Michael Hurley, Grass Widow, Ancestral Diet, FCK, Broken Water, Asa Irons, Jonny Corndawg, Cave Bears, Rattlesnakes and 10 more!
Village of Spaces will be distributing the new V.O.S. Lp/Cd “Alchemy and Trust,” as well as several other TURNED WORD records, cds and tapes so bring a few extra bucks if you got it.
If you can’t make any of there events and want to check out what new trds we’re slingin’ check out:
Ps: Thanks in advance to Caethua and Debbie “O’Shunk” Diaper for watering thee tomatoes and onions while the Villagers take to the byways!!!!!!!!!