Published Apr 07, 2014Eccentric experimentalist M. Geddes Gengras has worked with the likes of Pocahaunted, LA Vampires and Sun Araw and the Congos, but the performer is also an adept solo artist. He'll prove that once again with the release of a new album this summer.
Called Ishi, the album "finds the producer diving headlong into beautiful, sprawling ambient explorations and deep, mystical drone," according to the press release.
The artist himself offered the following lengthy statement on the release:
The record is about the schism that exists between the world we live in and those stuck on the margins of it — perpetual outsiders and their quest to understand the torrent of information they are constantly subjected to. I was directly inspired to these pieces by two people in my orbit who died this year, one accidentally and one not, both of whom suffered this affliction and eventually lost their lives to it. The music was a reaction to these losses and a sort of offering of something peaceful but at the same time respectful of the conflict and dissonance of life, with movement always in the distance. I look at it as music for passage between different realms, conscious & un, this world & another, layers of reality... Ishi is a metaphor for that — the man who walks into our world understanding none of it but forced to live in it regardless. This is somewhere in between a prayer and a lullaby for him and for the rest of them, but also something for those of us left behind.
Ishi will arrive on vinyl, CD and as a digital download on June 24 via Leaving Records. The CD and digital copies will come with a bonus track.
4. Vigil (CD and digital only)