Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl) - Night Dust [LP] (download, gatefold, limited to 1000)
Since 2005 Evan Caminiti has explored the potential of psychedelic guitar music informed by American traditions and kosmische inspirations alike. Working in both Barn Owl and Higuma as well as releasing three full length LPs under his birth name, he has released records on Thrill Jockey, Three Lobed, Important, Root Strata, Digitalis, Not Not Fun, and Handmade Birds.
With Night Dust, his debut for Immune, Caminiti shifted the focus away from amplifier worship and the desert themes his work is often associated with to focus on texture, fractured dub techniques, and spacious electric guitar compositions. Recorded entirely to 4 track cassette, Caminiti embraced the limitations of the medium and warped the original sound sources with analog electronics, searching for beauty in the hazy and degraded sounds. Inspiration came from smokey blue hues and washed out lights of some of the 80's best vampire movies which contributes to the visually evocative narrative flow the album possesses.
Guitars moan like horns through empty city streets, vocal samples erode in devotional bliss, and webs of synthesizer float like mist. The sounds of Caminiti's guitar become disembodied as intricate fingerpicking techniques give way to percussive thuds, streaks of feedback, and textural crumble.
Praise for Evan Caminiti :
''drone done not only well but also with concision and purpose... a sheet of luminous noise- neither harsh nor pretty, it remains, always, in motion, cycling into an eerie, gorgeous quiet before it can outlast its welcome.'' -Pitchfork
Evan Caminiti is half of the San Francisco duos Barn Owl (Thrill Jockey) and Higuma (Root Strata). Night Dust is a brand new album from Caminiti and his first for Immune
Caminiti has previously released solo recordings on Three Lobed, Digitalis, Handmade Birds, Trensmat, and Students of Decay
Night Dust is presented with the utmost highest production standards - mastered and cut to vinyl by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at D&M in Berlin, pressed on high-quality virgin vinyl at RTI and housed in a heavy-duty old-style tip-on gatefold jacket printed on uncoated stock by Stoughton. Also included is a free download coupon. LP is limited to only 1,000 copies
Caminiti will continue his busy touring schedule with Barn Owl and plans to also perform solo in support of Night Dust.
1. Near Dark 2. Returning Spirits 3. A Memory or a Mirage 4. Star Circle 5. The River
6. Red Sun Blues 7. Moon is the Hunter
8. Last Blue Moments 9. Slow Fade of Stars
10. First Light I 11. First Light II