Crescent :: By The Roads And The Fields

Crescent’s fourth album By The Roads still bears traces of the dreamy “rural psychedelia” that famously characterized the Bristol scene, but the album strains after a certain sharpness and concreteness—like a ghost trying to materialize in broad daylight. By The Roads is not a lost album, by any means, but it is indeed a mysterious one. For twenty years now, it has been hiding in plain sight.