With the release of "Reconciliation and Beyond the Beyonda", Seth gives us new life. The album is timelessness through the passing of an hourglass, with each grain and ounce of energy in these tracks breathing volumes of hope in abundance through the soil of our community. Dig in and breathe deep folks, these tracks are sure to bring out the best in you!
- Mark Lavengood, Michigan musician
"Reconciliation & the Mystical Beyonda" the new album from Seth Bernard, is a unique, masterful display of intentional songwriting and layered instrumentation, transcending genre, that one has the opportunity to experience but a handful of moments in a lifetime. Full of a retro modernity born from a folk tradition, each song builds upon the next. Song after song is an instant classic. Taken together, it is a musical sojourn that takes you down that mystical path called life. Start walking. "
- Chris Treter, Chief Instigator at Higher Grounds Trading Company & founder of On the Ground
Seth Bernard's newest album Reconciliation and the Mystical Beyonda is a rocking, symphonic tour de force, with songs that fade into each other, a familiar cast of virtuosic collaborators, and a wide, atmospheric sonic palette that includes strings, horns, sitar, and 80's synthesizers and drum sequencers (fittingly featured on the song that tells us "the machines are moving up in the world"). More importantly, there's a whole lot of heart shining through. The songs on this collection circle around the questions that confront humankind at this critical juncture, letting our imaginations off-leash, and even hinting at some answers. The album's message might be best summed up by a recorded quote from Bob Russell: "When we're in a community, we can do amazing things. We can even keep ourselves alive!" Listening to this modern symphony, you get the feeling that a new world is not only possible, but it could be a lot of fun.
- Scott Cook, Singer-Songwriter
The Earthwork Music collective believes in the intrinsic and historical power of music to raise both community and self-awareness and serves to facilitate and encourage original music in the state of Michigan and beyond.