Bridgetown #87

Lavas Magmas

A mainstay of the Portland experimental scene, Luis Gonzalez has tinkered with sophisticated noise composition, sound design and developed homemade instruments for years. His works are often characterized by ominous, industrial overtones sweeping over an immersive world of post-apocalyptic anxiety. On this full-length album, Gonzalez has crafted meticulous arrangements evocative of natural environments: insects chirping in a swamp, the grinding of tectonic plates, an angelic choir filling an echoing cave below the earth's surface. This elaborate landscape is as much a living, breathing organism as it is a network of rusted factories, metal clattering and ringing out in the halls of a failed utopia long after human extinction.
C45 cassette · 6 songs · April 2013 · Portland, OR

Edition of 100 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.

press: FACT Magazine