premiere – shelf nunny

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the seattle producer christian gunning has blossomed into one of the pacific northwest’s most reliable architects of evocative electronic soundscapes.  under his shelf nunny moniker, gunning will release his third extended play, different light, on november 16th via his longtime label home, hush hush records.  different light deftly flexes shelf nunny’s growing sonic muscles over just a handful of tracks, showcasing his ability to make meaningful textural contributions from the backseat while vocal collaborators take center stage.

the extended play’s centerpiece, “time to waste,” finds shelf nunny linking up with hush hush alum lostodyssey; the eugene, oregon, vocalist’s work might be familiar to some of those reading this article, and his featured presence is the perfect compliment to shelf nunny’s polychromatic textures.  “time to waste” is methodical in its development, syncopations gradually slipping in as the narrative takes shape around its airy contours, lostodyssey’s central, pleading refrain of “it’s not too late / there’s time to waste” grounding the track in an alternate pop music universe.

“time to waste” is premiering today, right here on the dimestore.  check it out below.

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premiere – lostodyssey

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jameson williams’ solo output is about as far removed from the the thrash and technical death metal bands he cut his teeth on in the pacific northwest.  as lostodyssey, the eugene-based musician crafts cinematic electronic soundscapes that are bucolic and meditative to the nth degree.

on june 22nd, williams will release his third extended play, the first with seattle’s hush hush records, dont mind me.  its five cavernous, downtempo tracks swirl with intricate production and more prominent vocal treatments, ones that particularly excel at melding themselves into already-rich, substantive textures.  case in point is closing number “good god,” its static field recordings dissolving into a lush dreamscape populated by manipulations of the titular phrase, williams marveling at his auditory surroundings.

taken with the rest of dont mind me, “good god” is a finale full of catharsis, a wide-open expanse of pastoral impressions that nestle comfortably in ear canals.  the track is premiering today, right here on the dimestore; listen to “good god” below.