LIGHTNING DUST (Can / Jagjaguwar - Differ Ant) Septembre
Projet d’Amber Webber (Black Mountain)
Infinite Light, deuxième album du duo de choc AMBER WEBBER/JOSHUA WELLS (tous deux membres de BLACK MOUNTAIN), s’avère d’entrée de jeu beaucoup plus luxuriant que son prédécesseur à l’esthétique très minimaliste. Lightning Dust délivrent un album cosmique et partent à la découverte de l’amour pour un voyage où ils ne cessent de perdre et retrouver la lumière. Comme pour se remémorer que c’est parce qu’elle est là, derrière, quelque part, que les montagnes apparaissent si profondément sombres.
Lightning Dust’s Joshua Wells and Amber Webber We are extremely pleased to present the first glimpse of Lightning Dust’s second LP for Jagjaguwar, to be released on August 3. Infinite Light ups the ante of the band’s minimalist, self-titled 2007 debut and lays to waste any "side project" chatter. There is a light on the other side of the black mountain, and it glows in the hearts of Vancouver duo Amber Webber and Joshua Wells. As Lightning Dust, the pair harness a gentler sound than as members of Black Mountain, though one that is no less loaded with tension and an enviable fluency in the most classic of psych-rock.
Infinite Light finds Webber and Wells calling upon the powers of classic pop arrangements and making the most of five days with a Steinway Grand piano. While the pair met through their involvement in what they described as two of the saddest bands in Canada, the new material sees them moving away from the uniformly downbeat. Rather, the songs were more suited to lush and melodramatic arrangements. Cue the strings. Lightning Dust have delivered a cosmic record about the adventure in finding love and the journey in losing and rediscovering "the light."
While Infinite Light is definitely more layered and lush than their previous effort, Lightning Dust’s minimal aesthetic works well in the economy of musical theater, an influence for the record, wherein each song’s movements aim to be more inspiring than the one before it. And this is suiting in that Infinite Light is a nod to "the light of inspiration" that inspires us to keep dancing, creating and loving in spite of an encroaching darkness. It’s a reminder that what makes the mountains so very, very black is a distant light somewhere on the other side.
First mp3 "I Knew" is a shining example of the fuller, charging sounds of Infinite Light. The song is absolutely shot out of a cannon, driven by the ping/thud pulse and crusty keyboards of Suicide and taken to flight by the Fleetwood Mac chorus your heart belts on the drive home after that first, anxious make-out session. It’s a blazing, triumph of a song that permanently cauterizes any notion of Lightning Dust as a side project.
Waiting On The Sun To Rise
Wondering What Everyone Knows
Taking It Home
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