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Tone and texture are deeply studied here over three ambient pieces by composer Daniel Weismayr and producer Alex Ives (aka SPECIMENS). Each interprets a different photograph from Lucie Rox‘s Greyhounds series (shot around Chicago and South Baltimore). Once submerged in the set, these static images almost begin to ripple and vibrate along.

Water and Concrete is available on cassette with fold out A4 prints through Tenderly Surrender.

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Rails

 

Tomorrow Was The Golden Age, a sublime flight—among our very favorites this past year—was for some (including us) an introduction to Bing & Ruth. While David Moore & friends had provided a proper entry point five years earlier. Quietly self-released at the time, City Lake will now see a newly mastered and expanded run this fall via RVNG Intl. The work of an eleven-piece ensemble, this debut album has a more physical (while no less transcendent) feel compared to its successor.

The bright, astir “Rails” presents Moore at piano, underscored by strings, horns and hand-claps. Its accompanying visual, directed by Seba Cros, captures the contemplative trance of train ride, with the outside world flickering alongside.

City Lake is out November 13th, before a string of live dates revisiting the material. Suggested places to go from here: a dream, and a cliffside performance at FORM Arcosanti.