Elegant, articulate, and expansive, Juniper, the new record from instrumental percussion trio Square Peg Round Hole manages to convey –
and evoke – an entire range of human emotions despite its lack of a
single sung word. "Because we are an instrumental group, our hope is
that people connect with the songs and assign their own meanings to
them," says Evan Chapman. "Without lyrics telling the listener how to
feel, it leaves the music as an open-ended question." A sonic mirror
reflecting the listener’s subconscious emotional state back at
themselves, Juniper engages with the fundamental and primeval.
The ultimate headphone record, luxurious with the energy of unison
drums, or the serenity of bowed vibraphone, and the fascinating timbres
of found objects/scrap metals, Juniper is a bold artist statement
from a fearless creative force, at once expansive and intimate.
Together with mix engineer Bryan Laurenson (Copeland), the band has
created a record that speaks without words, taking listeners on a
journey through the self.
The songs "A-Frame" and "Blithe" appear on the new full-length album, Juniper. "Big Thicket" and "Bats!" appear on the debut album, Corners (2012).
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