It may be the year of the Goat/Sheep now that the Chinese New Year has passed but it’s always the year of the Horse here at Circuit Breaker Records. The year of Gifthorse, that is.
This month we’ve got not one but two timeless Gifthorse singles. The first, National Treasure originally appeared on the first ever Gifthorse (and Circuit Breaker Records) release, “&“. The song begins delicately with a salute to change and continues with meterological references of dropping mercury, local radar and fairer weather. A contrast to some of the other more straightforward and raucous Gifthorse material from this era, this love song is harbinger of some of the more developed music to come in later days.
Our B-Side this weeks comes is a good example of the latter era of the Horse. “Reach Through”, the venerable third track from the final Gifthorse record, “Rest on Your Laurels” was recorded at David Lowery’s Sound of Music. Here we find the horse playing with song structure and growing lyrically. For example, as a nod to what is to come, “crystal ball sees, forsee walking away form projects, decrees”. It sounds like the Horse knew the end was nigh, or was it neigh.
We have some good news for Gifthorse fans however. Rumors are swirling about a second 3/4 Horse reunion recently in Los Angeles. All signs are pointing to a new release in 2015. Stay tuned, Beezlebub, our witness!