Bridgetown #93

R. Sawyer

Reuben Sawyer of Rainbath Visual's solo output under his own name has been sparse but deliberate, specializing in the calculated construction of crackling textures and room-filling ambient tones that shimmer and envelope the spaces they occupy. Beginning with a focused beam of whirling shrapnel, the flow from tension to optimism is clear as dense chordal swells rise from layers of rubble. Themes of decay and sorrow have been prevalent in all of Sawyer's musical and visual work to date, but "Attention" finds them at their purest and most basic state, building into the final moments of uplifting clarity that have characterized his elaborate penwork as a visual artist for nearly a decade. The storm is over and the sun is finally out.
C20 cassette · 3 songs · June 2013 · San Luis Obispo, CA

Edition of 50 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock.