ARTIST / BAND: Soft Black
ALBUM: The Earth Is Black
(and Other Apocalyptic Lullabies for Children)
FILE UNDER: folk-psych rock
LABEL: Plays With Dolls
INFO: "The Earth is Black," Soft Black's second LP, was recorded to analog tape over an eight month period. Vincent Cacchione, the bands principle songwriter, began tracking in the New Jersey basement of a dear friend, Nick Coleman, on modest 8 track home recording gear. Most of the basics carved out in just a few takes, the duo of Cacchione and Coleman meticulously crafted each track, orchestrating the album with bursts of noise and melody.