The consistently impressive German 'husband and wife' outfit Fit & Limo is back with what I believe is their tenth full-length release. The band?s trademark psychedelic forest folk, influenced by folks like Incredible String Band, Pearls Before Swine and COB, is still very much present but the ample use of cosmic/Krautish characteristics as well as a bunch of collaborative tracks with other artists easily sets this one apart from any of their previous albums.
Regular Foxy Digitalis readers will be pleased to learn that Providence ensemble Black Forest/Black Sea as well as Timothy Renner (of Stone Breath, Breathe Stone, Morning Cloak, Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree etc.) find their way into this album, somehow enabling the band to find their way to an even more engaging and mystical sound. While two of the tracks with Miriam Goldberg and Jeffrey Alexander (of BF/BS) lean towards the wonderfully soft-spoken and masterfully crafted free folk of Tower Recordings and PG Six, the collaboration with Renner results in haunting, slightly gothic chamber folk. The latter is especially evident in ?The Weaving Song,? where Tim?s solemn baritone and banjo playing corresponds beautifully with Fit?s autoharp and Limo?s harmonium, guitar, clay drums, sitar and tablas. But the further we go into this album the more cosmic and droning things tend to get. But even in the most intensely meditative and ambient textures like in the Popul Vuh-inspired synth/harp/mandolin/mellotron/bass/noise piece "In den G?rten Salomos," there?s something that keeps us right on the foundation of folk music, thus preventing the album to point in too many directions. I found it pretty difficult to describe this record in words but I know for sure that the exquisite and fragile music of Fit & Limo continues to amaze and "Terra Incognita" only further mystifies the deeply spiritual vista where their music can be found. 7/10 -- Mats Gustafsson (25 May, 2005)