In Gowan Ring is Bobin Eirth, a leading figure in psychedelic folk. Along with a revolving cast of friends, he has recorded under the pseudonyms In Gowan Ring and Birch Book since the mid-90s.
Rooted in both the psychedelic folk of the 60s and early music, In Gowan Ring takes an unexampled path that foreshadows the birth of the new weird america movement popularized by Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom.
In 1999, In Gowan Ring released The Glinting Spade, a drone laced folk album that has since achieved classic status. At the time of the concert, a new version of the album had just been released. Titled The Glinting Spade Revisited, it had been re-recorded the previous autumn at Château de Cautine in France.
On the night,The Glinting Spade was played in its entirety by In Gowan Ring as Eirth (acoustic guitar, hurdy-gurdy, vocals) Gunhild Andersen (flute, organ, percussion, vocals) and Erik Heyns (sitar, electric guitar, vocals).
Goodbye Ivan is Arnaud Sponar, a French composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Seduced by the cinematic qualities of his first two albums,The K SyndromeandIntervals, Pascal Greco asked him in 2012 to compose the music for his filmNowhere.
Goodbye Ivan's music has previously been described as ''a blend bound to inspire both tears and the smashing of furniture''. Truer words have rarely been written.