Feather Beds – “On Your Deathbed”
The fates have been alerted of a new arrival.
As always, this chapter closes with a 30 second vignette, a final heart beat, and then that last breathe into another realm.
Your final moments end with a hymn that’s immensely serene, yet trapped in a somber purgatory.
Sweet acoustics find themselves swimming through a sonic filter, eventually building into a supreme pulse of reverb and chimes; carefully draped over words of regret.
As he repeats every piercing line with conviction, the walls of sound close in once more.
Now begins a journey not one creature on this planet can give an account of.
The final whispers on the track lead into the soundtrack of your new existence.
You can call this one: Silence.
Using washes of transient sound and smooth acoustics as the focal point, the timely execution and layering makes the vocals on “On Your Deathbed” stand out as more of an omnipresent force rather than subtle whispers that get lost in the mix.
At the beginning, midpoint, and end of the track, you’ll notice sonic peaks in which the song’s subdued, ambient nature morphs into a weirder, more experimental pop jam.
Seems like the project is still trying to find a middle ground between gentle and heavy, which is awesome.
This track is off Feather Bed’s forthcoming release: The Skeletal System.
The LP is slated for a 2013 release.
Since mystery is the name of the game, that’s really all you get for now.
Keep your eyes peeled for more.