Sound Impression: Coquina Dose by Josh Mason

My first introduction to Josh Mason‘s music was Hellified Irie (2015, FET Press), a work that used journal writing, inventive sound design, and a meditative riff on 60’s era surf music to recreate the “constant hum” and hazy torpor of Florida summers past through a nostalgic lens.  It exemplified the personal nature of Mason’s music…

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Josh Mason & Nathan McLaughlin – On the Brink [Eilean Rec]

Collaborative releases are not the mainstay of the Eilean Rec. label, but when they appear, they are always something special. The latest of such is On the Brink which brings together two authentic sonic explorers from the eastern seaboard of the USA – Josh Mason (Jacksonville, FL) and Nathan McLaughlin (Hudson, NY). The album is a metaphorical…

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A Sense of Place: Josh Mason – Hellified Irie [Fet Press]

On his newest album, Hellified Irie, guitarist and experimental/ambient musician Josh Mason distills memories of family and life along the beaches of Florida into an entrancing mix of field recordings, ambient textures and warm surf guitar sounds. The album is uniquely presented as a digital release accompanied by a 70 page art book of black & white photos and…

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