Poplar Hollow

March 25, 2013 | Mike & Cara Gangloff

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Mike Gangloff gathers up a round of fiddle scrape and banjo plunk, seasons with a few dashes of shruti box and stirs with a couple vocal workouts for "Poplar Hollow," his first solo collection since the occasional home recording batches of a decade ago. It's a droning, sometimes lilting, sometimes careening late-night walk down a bumpy mountainside path, and a report from the ongoing blurring of old-time into the eternal now. Jake Blanchard steps in with masterful cover art, and ace recordist Joe Dejarnette captures each burr and knell.