Review of Stagdale EP by The Hardy Tree on Clay Pipe Music

Review of Stagdale EP by The Hardy Tree on Clay Pipe Music

This is a superb EP.  It’s mellow, warm and nostalgic with a hint of mystery and reflective qualities.

Stagdale is a graphic short story and soundtrack EP available as 250 limited edition flexi disk with download and 36 page booklet from Clay Pipe Music

Theme to Stagdale

An atmospheric flute type sound to open, subtle percussion and piano give momentum and the glitchy sections add a great change of feel. It gives the impression of a peaceful, gentle country village with an undercurrent that everything isn’t quite as it seems. 

In the Museum

Chime / Bell riff to open with an edge of tension from a drone. Bass and percussion give momentum. It’s a folk infused electronica song with a hint of mystery. 

After the Rain

Field recording of rain with synth and bass, it’s a slow groove with an edge of tension. The emerging melody and plucked string build into a more defined rhythm with subtle percussion. A reflective feel to the song.