Dance of the Ragged Spirits

by Northern Valentine

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Communion 06:05
The Crest 03:17


Remastered from our extensive archive of recordings, Dance of the Ragged Spirits presents a side of Northern Valentine that hasn't been well documented in the past. The album features five songs that include drums and percussive elements, which frequently accompanied performances and studio sessions between 2006 - 2009.

It might not be the same Northern Valentine that you've heard before, but this sound has always been a part of the group - and life is too short to not share these moments.

Matt's brother, Luke Primak (Appalachian Translator, Garbage Snake), is featured on this recording - as he effortlessly weaves his guitar throughout the songs "Bacchanal", "Communion", "The Crest", and "Dance of the Ragged Spirits".

Recommended for listening with you favorite pair of headphones.


released October 31, 2023

Robert Brown: guitar / bass / flute / voice / programming
Amy Brown: percussion / keyboard / voice
Jeffrey Bumiller: guitar
Matt Primak: percussion / keyboard
Ben Fleury-Steiner: guitar
* featuring - Luke Primak: guitar on "Bacchanal", The Crest", "Communion", and "Dance of the Ragged Spirits"

Recorded and Mastered by Robert Brown @ Baresound One (Philadelphia)

Album artwork by Robert Brown

2023 Baresongs Music (BR-24)


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Northern Valentine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Northern Valentine’s music delivers a sense of floating in space or a communion with nature where the listener is enveloped in clouds of billowing sonics. The listener’s imagination can run wild creating images to accompany this ambient soundtrack...In sum, an awesomely hypnotic listening experience."...Jeff Penczak (Foxy Digitalis) ... more

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