Anacortes-based trio Hungry Cloud Darkening is the collaborative, all-analog recording project of Nicholas Wilbur, Allyson Foster, and Paul Benson. Each song off their new album Glossy Recall is co-written in a slightly different way – all with priorities in variety, spectrum and fidelity.
Glossy Recall is a perfect showroom of unique and familiar spectrally disparate organic sounds. The album exhibits a vintage-innovative use of fundamental flowers guitar, keyboard and voice, as well as extinct monolithic bass melodies as they once existed: clear and 3D and uncompromised by medium. Allyson’s cosmic breathy words are projected into a boundless space of idle moments, decaying relationships, remembering, and misremembering; painting a picture of a rainy window view with an implied meditation on its blip nature among seasons lapsed and forthcoming. Glossy Recall seems to call forth feelings from listenership phases rich and deep in Roy Orbison, Yo La Tengo, Secret Square, and This Mortal Coil, while simultaneously creating their own new color.
“It’s part bummer Beach Boys, part Twin Peaks soundtrack…in that moment when the mind’s eye can’t quite make sense of what stares down at you from the ceiling.”
RIYL: Yo La Tengo, Broadcast, Olivia Tremor Control, Stereolab, Atlas Sound, LAKE
Recommended tracks: #2 “I Am Seen”, #1 “Clearly Seen”, #3 “Hold This Moment”, #7 “Fading Comfort”, #8 “Blue Green”, #9 “Hidden and No Trace”
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Label: Off Tempo