Mike Gangloff

born Kentucky, mid-20th century; musicks Pelt, Black Twig Pickers, Spiral Joy Band, and Ridgeliners, duos w/Cara Gangloff and soli; banjos whipped, fiddles flogged, squalls & yowls w/accomp.
  • Mike & Cara's "Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life" February 26, 2014
  • Gunn-Gangloff LP is here December 3, 2013
  • New releases available October 7, 2013
  • Poplar Hollow March 25, 2013
  • Across the sea February 22, 2012
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  • ... an intimate, bare-bones sound ... (Norman Records)
  • ... an intimate, bare-bones sound ... (Norman Records)
  • Any twists and turns through the moonlit, blurred landscape are unexpected, and yet entirely natural. (Frontier Psychiatrist)
  • Tufts of nervous notes stretch into graceful, ascendant latticework; by the end, the song is practically skipping ... (Pitchfork)
  • a holy amalgam ... (Tiny Mix Tapes)
  • Necessary late night listening ... (Raven Sings the Blues)
  • ... if you play it at night, be sure to pour a nightcap for the friendly ghosts that it'll draw. (The Wire)
  • ... this is more than good ... It's the sound to hear when the dark draws in and the mood to dance picks up (Freq)
  • ... this is more than good ... It's the sound to hear when the dark draws in and the mood to dance picks up (Freq)
  • ... this is more than good ... It's the sound to hear when the dark draws in and the mood to dance picks up (Freq)
  • We've waited 20 years ... but no one could have expected a better one (Pitchfork)
  • We've waited 20 years ... but no one could have expected a better one (Pitchfork)
  • It vibrates your core more than it enters your ears. ... Things get pretty heavy, but there's an openness throughout. (The Wire)
  • It vibrates your core more than it enters your ears. ... Things get pretty heavy, but there's an openness throughout. (The Wire)
  • This is music to feel and use ... (Dusted)
  • This is music to feel and use ... (Dusted)
  • ... a heavy devotional/early music edge and a bucketful of haunted folk laments. (Volcanic Tongue)
  • ... a heavy devotional/early music edge and a bucketful of haunted folk laments. (Volcanic Tongue)
  • ... evocative of varied feelings: from wistful to raucous to jubilant. (Late Ramble)
  • ... evocative of varied feelings: from wistful to raucous to jubilant. (Late Ramble)