In the course of ferreting out and making known indie acts of all walks and nationalities, we come across the odd mysterious artist or band who prefer their art speaks for itself. Swedish duo The Lost Poets easily springs to mind in this regard. And today we bring you Horse and Chariot, an outfit conceptualized and headed by a San Francisco-based singer-songwriter who prefers to be known simply as Mr. Immortal. Listening to his journey in music, you will not help but feel that there’s some meaning behind the moniker. For the past 30 years Mr. Immortal has been writing and recording music, building a catalog that encompasses thousands of songs recorded on tape and stored in a box that he considers his “greatest asset”.
From that massive vault of unreleased music Horse and Chariot has decided to share, finally, a 3-song EP titled ‘Big Treble‘. In the music you will hear inspiration from a variety of unlikely sources, including Mr. Immortal’s gardening day job, believe it or not. The low guitar tuning you will hear in all three cuts is a deliberate replication of the Fibonacci ratio that is found in plants. And you thought you were the only music geek. This is not the only way in which Mr. Immortal expresses the geek in him. Another is his live performances, which have never been seen and will likely never be seen. “I will never tour and will probably never play live…my only intention is to release quality music,” says he. All the more reason for you to add Big Treble to your collection when it comes out March 24.
To hold you over till then, here is the first single from the EP, ‘Goin Back Home’. Straight away it will hit you how the dance-ready, guitar driven tune is out of kilter with Mr. Immortal’s reclusive nature. You would expect introspective folk from such San Francisco’s best-kept secret, not a testosterone-fueled rock orgy. Already the critics are running out of adjectives to praise Horse and Chariot, one wonders what will happen when the other two songs come out.
Miami Based, Internationally Known