Various Artists | Sky Dust Drifter

Various Artists | Sky Dust Drifter


Forager Records
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Featuring a selection of songs sourced from rare records of the 70s & 80s reissued for the first time.

Follow up compilation to the critically acclaimed Forager Records release Belong To The Wind.

An anthology born out of isolation and deep introspection, Sky Dust Drifter is a cosmic medley of sun-soaked AOR, psychedelic folk, and soft rock. This soundtrack was driven by the lonesome cowboy, a lockdown saviour leaving me adrift in desert winds and dimly lit country bars.

Long-distance trades and masked meet-ups yielded a collection of private press LPs and 45s from ten different artists spanning 1973 to 1980. This seemingly random stack of records revealed songs living entangled in themes of hard luck, heartache, and the inevitable loneliness of existence. Adorned in cracked leather and chrome, this album is an aimless wander from the soil to the stars.

Featuring an unreleased English version of the compilation’s title track “Sky Dust Drifter,” (originally released only in Hebrew), the record shifts from laconic afterthoughts to bold proclamations. From Michael Andrews’ blue-eyed soul assertion “Something Bad’s Better Than Nothin’,” to the searing electric guitars and bold synths of Sunburst’s “Special Lady,” Sky Dust Drifter thrives on solitude in a universe of unconditional self-rule where loneliness is not darkness but rather a blazing light of autonomy.

Michael Andrews - Something Bad's Better Than Nothin' 2:59
Kevin Agosti - The Reason 3:02
Ron Eliran - Sky Dust Drifter 5:08
Sunburst - Special Lady 4:15
Virgil Charles Mashburn - Why Should It Be 3:50
Randy Ream - Divorce Song 3:32
Ray Daly - Leave Me Alone 3:48
Richard David Spano - After So Long 4:51
Kerry Edward Gremp - Stargazer 3:23
Black Water - All Night Company 5:24