The Bitter Scent of Light (Slow Names 4)
66 mins and 6 seconds of instrumental guitar downers.
Brendan Landis - guitar, melodica, voice. Mastered by Bernd Klug. Sculptures by Shakhed Hadaya, based on a drawing by Melody Laing. Photos by Brendan Landis.
"The things that I've always enjoyed about Hey Exit are on this cassette and I think the true test of an artist is how well they maintain over time. Songs that feel like songs but fragments at the same time ... they just have this intensity, this feel of being rather serious - stern."
"Vibrant melodies that hang in the air and become clouded with the world around them. Beautiful energy, alive and distinct, gathering traction through measured movements over lengthy times."
"A shyly though hitherto exquisitely frail full length."
"The vibes are desolate and lonely, whether the song takes the form of a slowly unfolding melody, a shimmering drone, or grinding, clattering noise. It's music of decay, but here decay is only part of a cycle that leads to growth. Coldly beautiful jams."
"Landis is a guitarist and dances many dances. His music can go out to being full on noise to very introspective and quiet."