Lomond Campbell – “The Mountain and the Pendulum”

Legendary looper Lomond Campbell borrows some magnificent symbols for “The Mountain and the Pendulum.” It does make me consider the sheer insignificance of our planet, typically realized at the summit of a peak. It also feels as though it moves with the earth, in a complementary rhythm—though that could just be the dramatic bassline. Lomond Campbell | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Bandcamp Continue reading Lomond Campbell – “The Mountain and the Pendulum”

Freezing Time on Losing Light

Oh, the irony of my writing this on the first day of Daylight Saving Time. Back in November, to coincide with the autumn time change, The Antlers released Losing Light, a four-track sister EP to their 2021 full-length, Green to Gold. The LP came out nearly a year ago, but represented much more to the Brooklyn duo than simply a shift of the clocks. It … Continue reading Freezing Time on Losing Light

Lomond Campbell Employs the Whims of the Machine

How much can intention affect an outcome? No, I am not speaking philosophically, though I’m sure there are plenty of term papers written on the dilemma. Rather, I am referring to the miracle that is LŪP by Lomond Campbell. Obviously the music does not happen spontaneously, but how it behaves is dependent, not upon the accuracy of an instrument and its player, but rather the … Continue reading Lomond Campbell Employs the Whims of the Machine

You may wince when you hit play for the first time on Mending’s new single, “The Back Alley.” The duo leans on heavy drone feedback as its instrumentation, which gives this and others of their discography an uneasy, nonlinear storyline to follow. But when unwound, the thread is beautiful.  Mending have been releasing short EPs like the one that is about to drop on Friday since … Continue reading

Megadead presents melancholy on Benjamin Shaw’s terms

Photo by Aisha Latosski Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  You can cry if it’s your party, but what about when you’re just the guest? Benjamin Shaw encourages you to embrace reclusivity. He’s a musician with many facets, and on his new album, Megadead, he puts his left-field gloom to work. As part of the DIY, bedroom producer scene, Shaw’s biggest statements come … Continue reading Megadead presents melancholy on Benjamin Shaw’s terms

Does the prospect of derelict spaces make you anxious? Grej will not help to alleviate those stresses, though maybe our guilt is inseparable from the human condition. We are, after all, the ones who have sapped our planet’s resources with no thought to how it will survive once we leave.  Source: Bandcamp Continue reading

Explore Grand Escalante with Arthur King Duo Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart)

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Arthur King is not one particular person; it is a dynamic art collective, usually addressed as Arthur King & the Night Sea when referring to its 7-piece ensemble. But this time it’s just Peter Walker and Aaron Espinoza, venturing the plateaus of Utah with only each other and their recording equipment. Their new album, Changing Landscapes … Continue reading Explore Grand Escalante with Arthur King Duo Peter Walker (of Eulogies) and Aaron Espinoza (of Earlimart)

Super 8 footage adds nostalgia to Coleman Zurkowski’s latest single

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  Coleman Zurkowski’s latest LP is a brilliant meditation on silence. Called ZERO, the work is resplendent in drawn-out brass notes and various ambient hiccups. Featuring an orchestra comprised of harp, clarinet, and piano, it conjures a curious yet ominous aura. If you look at the tracklist, the record counts down from ‘9’, but ‘0’ is far … Continue reading Super 8 footage adds nostalgia to Coleman Zurkowski’s latest single