There are many interesting aspects of Strange Pilgrims. Many long tracks fail because they linger and end up in the valley of boredom. Not everybody is like a Mike Oldfield and not even himself succeed every time. Canadian multi-instrumentalist Deep Down Yonder succeeds in this track, which contains several interesting riffs that will not make you tired. At the same time, there are several different layer of synths in the background, a song with a deep sense of perspective.
Strange Pilgrims is part of a debut album Journeys. According to Deep Down Yonder (Dennis Jaysen Charles) there were string banjo, guitar, bass, dobro and harmonica in this track, in addition to the home made electronic music parts, such as the beats, synth lines and samples. It is dense, full of colours and yet danceable. We can hear drops of folk music, with electronic four on the floor house and psychedelic rock. The track was composed in a backwoods studio on an organic farm in British Columbia’s Slocan Valley, where he divides his time between music, parenthood, feeding chickens, growing vegetables, and piling wood. Well, nothing is an excuse to make the music you love after all. Thanks for Dennis to show us this example.
You can stream the whole album by Spotify, as embedded below: