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Human Bell
Human Bell
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That ability to be open, to listen completely and communicate purely is at the heart of Human Bell

Bell's contribution to the disc comes in the form of the more structured, linear riffs that provide a center for each of the works. While none of Human Bell's individual songs have obvious destinations, they seem to blend into one full composition. The songs follow the same formula - a disjointed beginning that gels into a meandering theme - but what makes them all exciting is listening as Heumann and Bell improvise and embellish on these established riffs without abandoning them.

Human Bell-Human Bell-2008-JUST. Nathan Bell has recorded with more than a dozen bands in the last decade. Most known for playing bass in Lungfish from 1996 to 2003, he has also worked with . Long, Mighty Flashlight, and Television Hill, an earlier version of Arbouretum. Dave Heumann has also played with Cass McCombs, Bonnie Prince Billy, Anomoanon and Papa M, in addition to his work as leader of Arbouretum.

Human Bell has its wondrous moments, like "Splendor and Concealment", which starts slow and spacious, like a rusty two-guitar theme for a field hand moseying along a stretch of barbed wire, looking for gaps in the barrier. It quickens and tightens suddenly, breaking the reverie as the guitars slip into tongue-and-groove, lick-and-complement counterpoint. It builds and releases, pauses, and finally erupts into the last five minutes. It's a victory march with a deserved denouement. But "Hanging" is as close as Human Bell comes to moving its audience or to creating a new atmosphere through its own reactions. The other tracks slowly move to points of high drama only to release suddenly, self-consciously aborting ideas that promise catharsis or conversion. Opener "A Change in Fortunes" spends seven minutes climbing to nothing, and "Outposts of Oblivion" ebbs like a tide above a tiny sea of quartz singing bowls.

Human Bell is a side project consisting of David Heumann and Nathan Bell. Heumann is a longtime member of the folk-based trio Arbouretum, while Bell spent most of the 90's playing in Lungfish, a drone styled post-punk group. I find this odd because both Bell and Heumann played in bands with little to no post-rock influences; I say this because Human Bell is the duo’s debut album and it features nothing but instrumental post-rock. Human Bell was released on Thrill Jockey Records, home to many popular post-rock groups such as Tortoise, the Sea & Cake, and A Minor Forest

60. The air of gentle rustic drama is enhanced by discreet flourishes of trumpet, vibraphone, bowed banjo, amplified kalimba and quartz singing bowl.


1 Trail Of Tears 4:42
2 Capriccio Hieroglyplque 2:26
3 Buteo 3:49
4 Darker Waters 7:59
5 Rides With Scythe 4:36
6 Sleep's In The Garden 7:32


  • Guitar – Dave Heumann*, Nathan Bell


Recorded live unto two tracks in Baltimore, 2005.

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Human Bell Human Bell ‎(CDr, MiniAlbum) Selah none US 2006