The band is Lumen, and the full title of the album is "The Man Felt An Iron Hand Grasp Him By The Hair, At The Nape. Not One Hand, A Hundred Hands Seized Him, Each By The Hair, And Tore Him Head To Foot, The Way You Tear Up A Sheet Of Paper, Into Hundreds Of Little Pieces."
No, really. The tracks are named simply by roman numerals. Instrumental math-folk at its very best. III is a highlight. A once off project released via Temporary Residence Records.
This San Francisco band featuring members of A Minor Forest and Tarentel crafts hard-to-categorize instrumental stuff. One part exotic film score, one part poignant circus music, one part cerebral guitar experimentalism, one part powerful prog-derived rhythms, all woven into a heady, otherworldly whole.