Monday, January 09, 2006

Half-Handed Cloud - I Got A Letter

The music of Half-Handed Cloud (aka John Ringhofer) is about the closest thing I've heard to the youthful, spastic, multi-instrumental folk twanging of The Danielson Famile. And let's face it, they are a band whose sound is not easily imitated. It should come as no surprise, then, that he is also on Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label and writes songs with a Christian bent. Recently Asthmatic Kitty released an EP of 5 recordings that Ringhofer did with Sujfan over at Daniel Smith's recording facility. The result is the What's The Remedy? 7", a quick burst of joyful little songs accented by toy piano and flute sounds. Check out this charming track offered on the AK website now.

1 comment:

tobias said...

i've heard the record and he doesn't just write with a christian bent, he writes with a christian tectonic plate-shifting force. it's also a lot more annoying than the famile, somehow.