There are wicked ones that lurk in these bogs. They masquerade as the giant oak trunks and slink down their branches to lurk in the Spanish moss. They twang on their out of tune banjos and cackle in the pale moonlight when the time is just right. Murky, they stand out in the distance singing their song; the low hum or a mumble of a curse or a spell. From the shadows, they howl and sputter, spinning the swamp into a siphon of madness; their calloused hands gripping massive canes that dig deep into the muck and the mire. These aren’t mere men. They are creatures of another sort. They are made from the Cypress, with roots that run the length of the bayou.
The Cypress Son heeds to all things witchy in the swamps. Think sticky, sweaty southern gothic that slithers in one ear and out the other. This playlist is twangy, tangy, salty and spooky. The perfect blend of unease with a hint of potential malice. A mix that will leave you wondering if you should take a dip in those baptismal waters or just get the hell out of dodge. Be sure not to miss Bottom of the River by Delta Rae and Paris, Texas by Ry Cooder.
Dark shadows dwell in these parts. Singing their songs like sullen lullabies in the swamp. With fingertips dipped in soot, they weave their tangled webs, just waiting for the next sad soul that dares to enter. Little by little: bit by bit, your toes sink down in the mucky pit. A terrible sound, a putrid smell, as you slither down into the pits of hell. For the Cypress Son. For the swamp witch.
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