Jason Calhoun’s sophomore album for Bridgetown showcases a remarkable growth in his natural finesse for sculpting the raw elements of post-rock, ambient and other instrumental genres into deeply vivid and evocative images. Calhoun has placed a heavy emphasis on graceful piano and string melodies anchored by the ragged crumbling of subharmonic frequencies and whirling noise in the stereo field. “Trying” is the wordless saga of remaining firmly rooted in steadfast hopefulness while traversing a torn landscape draped in shadows and emotional shrapnel.
C42 cassette · 7 songs · May 2014 · Ithaca, NY
Edition of 125 pro-duplicated chrome cassettes with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock, includes digital download.