Sapat - L&N b/w Payne Hollow Stomp 7" (Hank the Herald Angel, 2013)
"What we have here is (an archival) single from Louisville, Kentuckys long-running underground collective Sapat. "L&N" and "Payne Hollow Stomp" were recorded in 2005 at the same sessions that produced the groups 2007 Siltbreeze Records LP Mortise and Tenon, about which Dusted said: While blowing all limp pretensions clean out of the water and across several state lines, this octet manages a multi-genre juxtaposition that never once sounds forced.
"L&N" is a slow-burning elegy on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (1850-1982), a soundtrack for the contemplation of what we can and cant leave behind. "Payne Hollow Stomp" picks up speed and condenses the density of the A side, moving from the rails to an open road or better yet the rolling Ohio River on which sits Payne Hollow, the simple waterfront homestead of Harlan and Anna Hubbard (1900-1988; 1902-1986), two exemplary Ohio Valley post-Thoreau, pre-Back-to-the-Land simple-life seekers. The 7", catalog number HANK010, is an edition of 300 45rpm records, packaged in clear polypropylene bags with double-side-printed kraft card insert." -Hank the Herald Angel
"Wonderful archival tracks by a Louisville collective, whose 2007 LP on Siltbreeze remains a favorite. These are both vaguely train songs (or so they'd have us believe), but it sounds more like a gang of young hobos attempting to steal some of the late 1960s Grateful Dead's deeper thoughts about trains, right straight out of their heads. Spacey but grounded, and somewhat high on laudanum. It's a good damn sound." - Byron Coley (The Wire)