Evan Caminiti – “Fading Dawn”
One half of Thrill Jockey‘s guitar-based dark, psychedelic drone group Barn Owl, Evan Caminiti, is set to release Dreamless Sleep on August 21st of this year. Caminiti was also one half of Higuma, together with Vestals‘ Lisa McGee. His versatility in style is exhibited in this track that Thrill Jockey was nice enough to provide us for a mini-premier (with help from Electric Totem).
“Fading Dawn” fades in (heh) and presents itself as a landscape of synthesizers and palm-muted guitar notes, however the listening experience turns fantastic and surreal when a distorted guitar joins in and directs the song from casual meandering to journey through the psyche. The landscape becomes washed in static and feedback and transports us to a world that is slowly becoming unreal. The track closes indefinitely like a story with a forthcoming sequel. It fades out but doesn’t let you depart completely from the nebula of perceptual wonder. Look forward to wandering through the entire psychedelic atmosphere Caminiti has created for Dreamless Sleep.
Some words from Caminiti about the creation of the album from Thrill Jockey‘s website:
The first version of the album, a kind of rough draft, was completed in San Francisco during Spring of 2011 before leaving on an extended tour that found me traveling without a home base for a period of 10 months. Upon returning to San Francisco and settling again in the Winter of 2012 I approached the material in a completely different way, changed by a year of travel and new challenges. It was deconstructed and reformed into a different album than what it had once been, echoing some of the themes I wanted the songs to reflect initially – the way our memory changes events in the past and how our surroundings define us.