I have a collection of Pelt tracks on my playlist, salvaged from the albums, which are incredibly spotty. This was the lone survivor from the double album Ayahuasca, which apart from this song was, really, just a little too much for me. The one exception is Pearls From the River, which is excellent all the way through (all three tracks). It seems that Pelt is an outlet for Jack Rose's more abstract compositions and improvisations, while the more sober and structured songs go under his name as solo albums. Pelt generally has a couple of instruments going on, and occasionally even percussion. This particular song, though... sorry, none of that. What we've got here is one of the creepiest songs I have ever heard.
Move over, Wolf Eyes, because Pelt's "True Vine" gives me more shivers than Dead Hills and Slicer put together. Basically the first note you hear is the one you'll be hearing for the next 16 minutes, but it's so good. I know, you think I'm crazy, but listen first! I class this song as "mystical" and "forbidden," alongside Charalambides' Internal Eternal and Espers' "Hearts and Daggers." I once had it on as the background to the night scenes in the insect documentary Microcosmos and it was a revelatory experience... watching a baby mosquito emerge slowly from the water as this ungodly music raged in the background, my eyes were watering because I'd opened them so wide.
Look, this song is just freaky and awesome, and I fully guarantee it's unlike anything you've ever heard. If it is, feel free to return it. Oh, and better stock up on peyote.
P.S. If anyone finds better album art, drop me a line (what's above is what's on the label's site, I can't find anything bigger). Shame cause it's a cool-looking cover.