From the path of the werewolf we have entered the world of Bearcraft, one that combines spectral synths and electro beats with pagan, scientific, philosophical and English folk themes.
Bearcraft’s debut album, Yestreen, will be released on Hottwerk Records and is a fantastical, mathematical combination of electro uppers and bewitching acoustic slow-burners, spinning folk yarns with an abundance of haunting melodies and the loveliest harmonies.
Take Bearcraft’s debut single, The Werewolf, with its hypnotic drum patterns, Gallic disco basslines and cool, disembodied vocals, it tells a tale that takes us from animalistic primal urges, through folk devils, to a contemporary scene of dancing in soaring temperatures and midnight sunshine.
Whilst Polly’s Garden ponders the concept of transhumanism, the ability to upload oneself to a computer and exist in another medium that is non biological, through the use of Lewis Caroll imagery and the juxtaposition of analogue guitar riffs and digital sonics. Whereas Bearcraft’s love of English folk themes and 1980’s computer gaming comes to the fore in opener Hero Man Gets To The Castle.
“A homage to a typical plot used in many classic 80s computer games – Our hero gets to the castle, battles the minions, defeats the “final boss” and rescues the maiden. I liked putting this to a song because it evokes medieval imagery via 80s computer gaming.” Bearcraft
Yestreen is a traveller’s journey through the world of Bearcraft taking in reference points as varied as clairvoyance, altered states, barn owls, werewolves, castles, empty barns and retro physics theories.
Bearcraft is Dicky Moore and Yestreen is his opus to the world where digital concepts and sonics are tempered with folk themes and philosophical thoughts.
HERO MAN GETS TO THE CASTLE
OUT ON A LIMB
THE OMEGA POINT
LIBERATED IN A BARN