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

Video: Jon Porras – "Into Midnight"

As we announced here, Jon Porras' solo album Black Mesa will be available April 17 through Thrill Jockey records. The eight and a half minute video (filmed by Porras himself) provides a retro, black and white film accompaniment to the drawling post-rock guitar of "Into Midnight." When the song picks up half-way through, the video begins follows a cloaked man — named the "Desert Spectre" — as he wanders through rolling hills, a worthy visual metaphor for the song's rise-and-fall delay effects.

By |April 16, 2012|Tags: , |

Jon Porras (of Barn Owl) announces solo album on Thrill Jockey

Jon Porras (one half of the minimalist guitar drone duo Barn Owl) will drop his newest solo album and Thrill Jockey debut Black Mesa on April 17. Recorded at home and in his practice space, the LP promises plenty more of the dark, atmospheric guitar and ambient drone Barn Owl uses to great effect. According to the press release, the seven track new album was "inspired by the hazy Americana of Sandy Bull, Popol Vuh and Neil Young, [as] Black Mesa endeavors to explore the depths of drone and ambient music." For more Jon Porras, check out this track from [...]

By |February 9, 2012|Tags: , |
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