Pillar of Cloud
Shadow Farm is a Leesburg, VA based trio composed of Kathy McMenamin, Matt McGarraghy, and Kevin Hassett. All of the band's material is captured during free improvisational performances. Kevin, a bass player, is also responsible for recording these performances. Kathy plays the synthesizer, trying to work in a way to showcase each of the voices of the instrument that are used. Matt, a guitarist, poet, and digital artist, joined the project to fill out the trio. Some of the driving forces behind the band are the moments of inspiration that the members have cultivated over years of improvisation and electronic experimentation, as well as our deep personal connections to the natural world. We have tried to capture this to share the wonder and joy we feel for these things. Summer finds the Shadow Farmers with their heads in the clouds; just kicking back and watching the sky rolling by while laying in the tall grass. Pillar of Cloud was created out of the dreams of summer. Four long songs take on classic cloud formations, each distinguishing it's own personality out of unformed tone. Please buy this album so we can get a wet blanket to make smoke signals!