People of the North is Kid Millions and Fat Bobby (aka Bobby Matador) from Brooklyn's hardest working genius misfit rock outfit Oneida. Often including other members of Oneida, POTN is less a side project, and more another book in the non-linear mythology that is Oneida.
Judge A Man By His Fruits is an EP showing a chapter in their latest sonic adventures. Recorded in a castle in Italy on a portable reel to reel, the music here is straight sub-conscious, primordial , pre cognitive rock n roll - stripped of repetition and purely organic in the most chemical sense.
Drums fall down ragged infinite cliffs and climb back one hand at a time while organs slowly breathe into existence and all ends as it should, with a righteous, screaming guitar solo.
"Brooklyn duo People of the North describe an ecstatic and meditative sound somewhere between Amon Düül, Simply Saucer, Friendsound and Loop playing Eno's 'Third Uncle'. And boy, what with the epic drumming of Oneida's Kid Millions informing the core of this ensemble's sound, don't this just shit all over so many modern so-called Kraut-informed bands...this is a highly driven yet divine cosmic ooze that envelops listeners in its inner hurricane and allows them merely to...Be, Motherfuckers!"- Julian Cope at Head Heritage
released June 10, 2014
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