It’s been six years since the last Clan Dyken album. We are happy and proud to release Fire, Water and Other Relatives. 14 songs with an outstanding cast, including Keith Greeninger, Dayan Kai, Tammi Brown, Heather Normandale, Thomas Spellman, and Warren Jones. Combined with their world class vocal and instrumental performances, the strength of the material, and the magic of the Wind River Recording Studio, Clan Dyken produced something special.
The CD features a range of musical styles and unique crossover sounds. From the stark and introspective duo of Mark Dyken on cajon and rattle being the only accompaniment to the vocals and acoustic guitar of his brother, singer songwriter, Bear Dyken on Stories Repeat to Vietnamese Dan Moi mouth harp and Silas Dyken thumping the bass in Good Morning Grandmother. From the transforming influence of the Butte Fire in Grandfather Fire to the expansive and powerful Good Ship Starfinder every very song hits the mark. There are no fillers.