Canadian multi-instrumentalist gets his funk on with this jaggly, banjo-led disco stomper
Mystic Sons, London, U.K
When a 10+ minute track appeared in front of me, naturally, I was incredulous. Before I knew it, however, the song was done and I was yearning for more. “Strange Pilgrims” is an out of the box, experimental track that goes through phase after phase, maintaining a steady groove that keeps you wondering “how much more of this do I get?” instead of “how much longer is this track?” A definite triumph in what was trying to be accomplished, it additionally begs repeat listens to be able to understand and dissect each part properly
The burning Ear, Los Angeles
“Deep Down Yonder” – Strange Pilgrims. Transforms the strutting bass groove so intrinsic to funk into something that splits the difference between rustic and futuristic: the tambourine and wheezing, accordion-esque sounds keep it grounded in a historic past, but the overall vibe very much points toward the future. Very cool track.
Independant Clauses Feb 2nd/2018
Psychedelic and groovy instrumental music featuring cheerful and homely banjo sounds. Journeys has a trance-like effect on you constantly pulling and tugging your attention here and there playfully. Deep Down Yonder creates fun, catchy and light-hearted melodies with the banjo, dobro, bass and intrigues you with captivating tones and sound effects. Articulate and skillful as it is peaceful and care free, the explorative sounds and good vibes in Journeys will fondly stick with you. With a constant momentum it drifts to new environments, feelings and new musical territories. Tying all of this character together, the thoughtful, intricate track layering in the compositions make for a true masterpiece of dynamic musical atmosphere. This album has a nonchalant and eclectic vibe combining a country mountain sound with a chill electronic atmosphere.
J. Wesley -WAIL Music Magazine. June 8th/2018
Some experimental and deep world sounds from Canada’s Deep Down Yonder and Strange Pilgrims. I supposed this has to be described as world music but if that sounds too patronising or travel show, then let’s go for experimental. This is a fascinating 10 minute journey, full of slide and banjo guitar accompanied by some beats that are almost but not quite ambient. There’s a confusion of sounds that somehow works as a walk in the Appalachians (or whatever the Canadian equivalent is).
Acid Ted https://acidted.wordpress.com/
“"Given the over 9 minute running time you can see why this track takes its time to build a head of steam. That said once the first minute has bedding down it becomes a flight of fancy with lots of interesting diversions and detours. Not least a banjo driven light stampede of the propulsive kind. Not that you you'd be forced into line dancing with it but you could figure how the tune could inspire its own moves and cult following. ”
— Mp3 blogger
Mysterious, isn’t it? “Strange Pilgrims” sounds like the type of song that will go over well with sync licensing. It’s dying to be paired with a sci-fi television show. Stream the latest track by one of Canada’s multi-talented recording artists
Grungecake, Feb 5th /2018
There are many interesting aspects of Strange Pilgrims. Many long tracks fail because they linger and end up in the valley of boredom. Not everybody is like a Mike Oldfield and not even himself succeed every time. Canadian multi-instrumentalist Deep Down Yonder succeeds in this track, which contains several interesting riffs that will not make you tired. At the same time, there are several different layer of synths in the background, a song with a deep sense of perspective.
April 1st /2018 Synths of eden..