Oct 28, 2009

Best of 09

#20 Sleeping Me - Lamenter

Clayton McEvoy is a newcomer to the music scene, but I feel 2009 is just the beginning for his drone/ambient work. Lamenter is short and sweet: 26 minutes of drone-based guitar. I'm a sucker for anything with a gorgeous swell but there's something about his sound that is so reminiscent to me. The first track starts up and it seems so cozy, like I've heard it a million times before. He uses notes that really impact you, keeping your attention while staying true to his style. The last 3 tracks have additional acoustic and guitar tracks that give it a sound similar to a very minimal exposions in the sky. And if you, much like me, can't stand post-rock anymore, don't let that scare you away from this release. It's refreshing stuff. Cheers to 09, a great year for ambient.

1: Redeemer (6:58)
2: Northern Pacific (5:00)
3: Bleeding Riverbed (2:45)
4: The Magnanimous Security Guard (7:12)
5: Kinski For Halloween (5:21)

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