15 Degrees Below Zero - New Travel
While most of "New Travel" is not as noisy and majestic as the opening track, "Landscape on Film," it is nevertheless a powerful brooding piece of drone rock with a chewy dark center. 15 Degrees Below Zero is a majestic and often cinematic work, its colors produced both from sampled and live sound.
Racks like "Westward" and "Catholic Hallway" let the atmosphere do the talking; likewise, "December December" and "The Fifth" are sublte and evocative. The trio relies on guitar and keyboards, laptops and samplers. Processed music can often seem cold, or too hermetic to make sense emotionally beyond the players themselves. 15 Degrees Below Zero may hint at the frigid, yet their somber, melodic constructions on "New Travel" suggest a warmth at the center of it all that does resonate with the reader.
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