Sencha’s latest solo effort. This one is more of a hard rocker than most of Sencha’s previous efforts. The events of 2020-2021 inspired this darker, more metal album.
9 SONGS • 40 MINUTES • JUN 13 2021
1 Sometimes the Wolves Are Silent 04:40
2 Poetic Justice 04:03
3 Wrapped Up in Glass 04:25
4 Lady of the Woods 05:50
5 Shining 04:47
6 Womb to Tomb 04:38
7 Siannon 04:51
8 Gaia Cries 04:06
9 Sanculus 02:56
℗© 2021, Elder Grove Media
Released in June of 2021, this album is a departure from Sencha’s usual folk rock influences. Sometimes the Wolves are Silent is more of a hard rocker with some heavy metal overtones. This album explores the Otherworld and the line between life and death where the veil is thinnest. Click on a link below to sample.
The title track of the album. Many years ago I saw this phrase on the bathroom wall of a pub in Clemson, South Carolina. At the time I didn’t realize it was a quote from George Carlin. This song is about how sometimes relationships devolve into the pursuit of material possessions, forgetting to make room for nature and each other.
I wrote this one back in the 1980s when I was having a bout of self-pity after a divorce. The song was my way of coming to the realization that I was perfectly capable of standing on my own two feet, if I’d just get out of my own way.
Another song from the 1980s. The original idea came to me in a dream about a lost love between a Lord and his Lady. It’s about how numbness sets in when you’ve given your all and there’s nothing left to give.
A re-mix from a previous release on the Elder Tribe album. I wrote this one in the wake of restrictive laws being passed in 2016-2020 regarding women’s rights. The Lady of the Woods is an archetypal character representing how women have been oppressed throughout history.
Now that I’m in my sixties, the Otherworld feels closer than ever. This is a song about drawing near to that world, and what lies beyond.
This is the oldest song on the album. I wrote it in 1975 for my high school band. I went to high school in conservative northern Alabama, during the middle of the Civil Rights Movement. The pressure to conform was tremendous, even then. Especially for a young man only beginning to explore Paganism. It was a dark time, and the lyrics reflect that.
Ode to the River Goddess Siannon. I’ve spent most of my life in and on rivers…a true “river rat.” She’s always been by my side.
We’re rushing headlong towards a series of environmental crises. Unfortunately it’s probably too late to do anything about some of them. This song is a lament for Mother Earth.
An instrumental to finish off the album. I was thinking about the Sami part of my heritage when I wrote it. Not that it sounds anything like Sami music…it was more inspired by visions of the frozen north lands of Scandinavia.