Downtempo double: Sad Eyes and Outer Gods

Middle of the week. If you’re feeling it’s too far from the weekend, here’s a chilled double helping to ease your way, from Sad Eyes and Outer Gods.

Sad Eyes offers the more relaxing experience with the sax driven charms of And They All Meet At Night. Normally, I’d run a mile from tracks with sax but just occasionally one gets through. This is one of those because the sax isn’t trying to be a lead line but part of a laid back atmosphere. Really rather gorgeous.

Outer Gods is a rather different proposition. On By The Spider’s Thread We Are Linked they offers a post rock ambient experience. The tune is one of those almost-not-there ones. Elements drift in and out of focus, as in a dream. Everything echoes and bounces around as if in a cave. There is darkness here. But whether soothing or anxiety inducing remains to be seen.

Blurb: Produced by members of Bataille and Warning Light Severed Together by Outer Gods emerged from a three-year period as the culmination of various and disparate projects. From the collaboration with artist Meredith Kooi for the art show “Solar Heresies,” and the live scoring of films including Kwaidan and Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. Intending to do an alternate film score the album gradually mutated into something all on its own, with the recording process following wherever the music guided them as if by an unseen element. Recorded mainly at Bedsitter Studios in Avondale Estates using a variety of means, from passing manipulated samples back and forth, writing parts in isolation and then fusing them together, and spending long nights recording whatever was revealed from emptying one’s mind and surrendering to the sound itself. Severed Together follows the release of Dismal Rift and represents the continuation of the duo’s eclectic and diverse discography.

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~ by acidted on May 10, 2017.

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