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by New Hermitage

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Moss | Rust 06:57
Skeletons 01:12
Signal Scan 01:43
Stalkers 02:43
In Amber 05:11


New Hermitage's 5th album, Unearth was recorded on a cold December day in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On this record, we explore the process of improvising a series of shorter compositions while being true to our practice of moving patiently through discovered material.

New Hermitage imagines a future in which pollution has decimated the population of the Earth, and dangerously high levels of toxicity have rendered the cities of the world uninhabitable. The surviving humans are forced to live in nomadic clans that wander the sparse wilderness, struggling to claim what little natural resources remain. However, a few solitary people have returned to the cities. With patience and tenderness, these new hermits balance technology with natural wisdom to work with nature to restore their environment. The music of New Hermitage is the soundtrack to their survival, incorporating what these lone individuals might hear among the crumbling cities they call home.

We would like to acknowledge that this album was recorded on the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. We also acknowledge that the lineage of creative music we are a part of began with and is upheld by, the pioneering work of Black American musicians.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this album. Thank you, families. Thank you to all of the friends we made over the past few years playing shows. Thank you to everyone at JazzEast, Upstream Music Association, EVERYSEEKER, and suddenlyLISTEN for creating spaces for improvised music in Halifax. Thank you, Jerry Granelli and the Creative Music Workshop for introducing us to this music and to each other. Thankfulness for being alive in a world that hasn’t yet descended into the wasteland of our hermits.


released September 17, 2020

Andrew MacKelvie — alto & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet
India Gailey — cello
Ross Burns — guitar
Ellen Gibling — harp

All selections improvised by New Hermitage except: Pine Bottle Skylight, composed by Gailey and In Amber, composed by Gibling.

Recorded by Jason Jenkyns at Codapop Studio, Halifax, NS.
Mixed and mastered by Dario Lozano-Thornton.

Photography by Nick Wilkinson
Album Design by India Gailey

Press Contact, Nick Storring, Riparian Media — riparianmedia@gmail.com | www.riparianacoustics.ca


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New Hermitage is an improvised music ensemble from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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