Barn Owl members release solo albums

Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras of the SF drone guitar duo Barn Owl have each released a new solo album this summer. Caminiti's hazy, atmospheric Dreamless Sleep is out now from Thrill Jockey. Meanwhile, Porras — under the hard-to-pronounce new moniker DVVLLXNS — gives us the electronic LXTVNY EP. Stream Dreamless Sleep standout "Fading Dawn" and the entire LXTVNY EP below. PS: I wouldn't necessarily condone listening to Dreamless Sleep right before bed — there's a foggy, menacing beauty to Caminiti's music that makes sleep seem uncomfortably close to death. LXTVNY EP by DVVLLXNS

Evan Caminiti – "Fading Dawn"

About a month ago we tipped you off on Evan Caminiti's forthcoming solo record, Dreamless Sleep, to be released on August 21st via Thrill Jockey (available for pre-order here). The Barn Owl member recently made available the first single from the album, titled "Fading Dawn", which is free to download from Soundcloud. The patient, instrumental track pairs drawn out synthesizers with careful, at times fuzzed, guitar notes. Take your pick on the various nature portraits this four minutes paints; we're partial to a figure who walks deeper into the flat, sparse desert, disappearing among the heat-induced fog that rises from [...]

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Evan Caminiti (of Barn Owl) drops new solo album August 21, playing in Oakland July 13

After sitting on the recordings for over a year, Evan Caminiti — one half of drone-metal guitar duo Barn Owl — will release his new solo album Dreamless Sleep via Thrill Jockey Records on August 21. According to the press release, the album was fully recorded by the Spring of 2011 and then completely rearranged and recomposed when Caminiti returned from 10 months of touring across the country in 2012. Caminiti says that the rearrangement helped him bring out "some of the themes I wanted the songs to reflect initially - the way our memory changes events in the past [...]

Night Dust: Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti releases new solo LP

Evan Caminiti of Barn Owl's latest solo release is Night Dust, out now on Immune Recordings. The album is out on LP and cassette, and, as Caminiti told Fluid Radio, tape played a big role in Night Dust's composition: I just used a cassette 4 track for basic tracking but then bounced the tracks through an effects chain to a DAW and layered gradually on top of that. I was influenced by the approach of dub mixes so there is a lot delay involved but I experimented with other techniques like playing cassettes back through different amps and re-recording them [...]

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