The Seattle-based ambient artist will release his second album this April on Ghostly International.
Seattle-based ambient artist The Sight Below will release his second album this spring on Ghostly International.
It All Falls Apart shows the reclusive producer burrowing even further into his deeply introspective style of ambient music. On Glider, his debut album from 2008, most tracks rode a muffled techno pulse, but his new effort avoids conventional rhythm patterns almost entirely, with recognizable drum sounds appearing on a few tracks. The rest of the album consists of sprawling guitar drones and damp, misty textures, garnished by abstract loops and obscure crackling sounds.
In recording the album, The Sight Below was lucky enough to team up with one of his biggest influences: Simon Scott of Slowdive, a UK shoegaze band whose surrealistic aesthetic echoes clearly in TSB's music. In another nod to seminal British post-punk, It All Falls Apart also features a heavily spaced-out cover of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades," complete with a vocal turn from Jesy Fortino, AKA Sub Pop artist Tiny Vipers.
03. Through the Gaps in the Land
04. Burn Me Out From the Inside
05. It All Falls Apart
06. New Dawn Fades
Ghostly International will release It All Falls Apart on April 5th, 2010.