Wymond Miles – Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them by sacredbones
“Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them” is a terrifically epic first glimpse at the Fresh & Onlys’ lead guitarist Wymond Miles’ first solo venture. On February 7, Sacred Bones will release the 4-song 12inch, with a run of 100 hand-numbered, limited copies in a hand-silk-screened envelope with a wax stamp. You can read more about the creative direction behind this release on the label’s website.
Wymond describes his early writing process: “For the first time I had a sense of place, and a reverence of humility for my surroundings. I was full of wonder, but I felt very small, and went inward to begin the work of writing.” He elaborates, “Sonically the mood had to reflect the somberness of moving between the existential chaos of my twenties into this new perspective of living . . . The mysterious hues of the soundscape reflect a sense of curiosity and possibility in the canyons of sound.” Working in his home studio and using 8-track tape (the infamous Tascam 388), Miles performs almost everything on this record: guitars, synths, bass, drums, manipulated tape delay, and vocals. A few friends played with him, guesting on drums (“Hidden Things” and “Earth Has Doors”) and viola (“As the Orchard”), while his wife Sarah sings some harmonies on side A.