Beautiful new broadcast from the heart of the new weird, Maine in New England. Cursillistas is Matt Lajoie, who also records as Herbcraft, but here he is primarily concerned with rural spectra and widescreen re-imaginings of the revelatory potential of dosed folk forms. The LP opens with a mesmeric slice of slow-motion banjo, drone, Spacemen/Skip Spence vocals and ascending astral Americana that comes over like the Sandy Bull Hallelujah Choir in space before dropping into linked choirs of wordless female vocals that melt all over a raga guitar/vocal hallucination that’s straight out of the Jacob Olausson/Joshua Burkett school of mesmerising acoustic sorcery, complete with whistling! The LP consist of stray tracks mopped up from cassette and CD-R releases, all gathered for the first time on vinyl and bookended with brand new studio material and as such it feels like a travelogue, the music seeming to mutate in front of your ears, moving from whimsical/forlorn acoustic poetry w/a mystic/childlike edge that could almost pass for (UK) Kaleidoscope through electric/acoustic orchestral imaginings that touch on the kind of virtual big-band folk gnosis of The Tower Recordings. A phenomenal record with a singular psychedelic atmosphere, hand-numbered edition of only 225 copies with individually silkscreened sleeves on art paper, every one unique. Highly recommended.