Popular music from 1959 to 1963 is the source of inspiration (and material itself) for Chuck Blazevic’s latest release. These heavily processed ambient pieces explore the tragedy of that era’s transition (“when teen music dominated the charts between the waning of rock ‘n’ roll in ’59 and the flowering of ‘rock’ in ’64″). Nostalgia, heartbreak, innocence lost… engrained imagery flash alongside Chuck’s mournful work here—which recalls the more subdued, formless stretches of his other project, You’ll Never Get To Heaven. Opener “Adagietto For Priscilla”, a nod to The Paris Sisters, bends vocal and string snippets into a haunting, slow-motion choir. The technique repeats throughout, perhaps at its most devastating when the second half of “You Take My Love For Granted” bursts into static.
The cassette is out today via Mystic Roses.