Spawned in the fertile swampland of Canada’s national capital, The Acorn has been creating experimental folk music since early 2004. The project was initially the brain/lovechild of Rolf Klausener, who composed a series of gorgeous electro-acoustic folk tunes under the name. However, when his interest in bedroom electronics waned, Klausener decided to surround himself with a group of short to medium-sized musicians.
Part biographical narrative, part surreal fairy tale, the album Glory Hope Mountain is the story of Rolf’s mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya. The album is a sonic retelling of the stories from her early life in Honduras to her eventual immigration to Montreal in 1972.
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