The Soil & The Sun, a band based here in Grand Rapids, is creating truly original music. Their approach is not unlike classical symphonic music with its carefully worked out ebbs and flows, themes introduced, reintroduced and developed. Each piece has a well defined trajectory and yet with all this careful construction there is an almost frightening unbridled passion trying to burst the seams that has it's roots in Christian mysticism.
It is inspiring to watch this young band develope it's very unique profile and sound right here in Grand Rapids much the way Sufan Stevens did back in the mid 90s. I have a good feeling about this band and believe they are well on their way to scale some serious mountian ranges of new musical landscape where the air gets extremly thin and only the strong survive.