Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ossining - "I Will Be Missed" Lp [Digitalis Vinyl]

digiv021: ossining "i will be missed" LP $15 / $18 / $26
Fresh from the sunny cascades that split the mountains into pieces, the duo of Brad Rose (Altar Eagle, The North Sea, etc) and Kevin Danchisko (Sovetskaya Gone) rip into the bliss that drips from synthetic space nebulae. "I Will Be Missed" is the first vinyl release following up a handful of cassettes. With nods to '60s Americana via laced cocktails and theoretical academic roots, Ossining takes this drag race to the moon.

"I Will Be Missed" collects three synth-driven underwater vision quests. Crystal sequences are force-fed through strings of filters resulting in flourescent, smoldering towers of muddy ambience. The idea is to make something inherently beautiful that sucks the air from your lungs resulting in a wobbly, unclear treatise. With the cracks smoothed over, each sharp jolt takes on a life of its own turning up the temperature and morphing into a pure white heaven. It's all hands-on-deck if you don't want to get dropped into the boiling seas below.

The flipside brings the lightshow to its peak, taking things positively solar. Backed by walls of bloop-infested waters and arpeggiated madness, the duo let the vocals fly. Each run through exudes an underlying tension searching for any hole to escape. As melodies loop and feedback on top of each other, the beginnings are consumed by the ends. Nothing is left to chance and nobody is hoping for perfection. In the end, Ossining deliver two sides of silver-soaked dreams blasted in a holographic glow. Mad men, the lot of them.

Vinyl only edition of 111 copies. Silkscreened covers (by VGK).

SIDE A: 1.mirror warmer (audio excerpt)
SIDE B: 1. go for pinks 2. moons (audio excerpt)

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