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‘Glory Hope Mountain ‘ 10th Anniversary
Canada became a hotbed for indie rock in the early 2000s, with multiple bands finding their footing in cities like Montreal and Ottawa before spreading their music to other areas. The Acorn differentiated itself from the pack by using acoustic instruments and conceptual themes, creating a sound that owed as much to experimental folk as rock & roll. Although formed by songwriter Rolf Klausener as a one-man recording project, the Acorn had grown into a full band by the time Glory Hope Mountain appeared in 2007. Based on the life of Klausener’s Honduran-born mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya, the album helped position the Acorn as another popular Canadian export, and the group followed its release with No Ghost in 2010
With the group’s founding band members scattered across Canada, the project took an unofficial hiatus in 2011. Between 2011-2013, Rolf emerged to play a handful of shows in Canada and the UK, but spent most of his energy on new personal projects.
In 2014, Rolf unearthed 3 years worth of writing, taking on a slew of forms from dark electro soul, to minimalist dirge folk. The recordings will find their way on an new album titled VIEUX LOUP in 2015.