Sound Impression: Two Shadows Collide by Secret Pyramid [Ba Da Bing Records]

There are few artists who are able to convey the full drama and scope of the existential ache through their music as Amir Abbey aka Secret Pyramid. Drawing inspiration from the vast Pacific Northwest where he is based, he builds plaintive minor key melodies into monumental edifices of sound that somehow never lose their intimacy…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-42

Noteworthy highlights from the past week of music discovery, releases, previews, and other news.  Daily updates are available on the Stationary Travels Facebook and Twitter feeds and audio/video links to all tracks featured during the month are available on the Songdrop page. Previews of Upcoming Releases Aaron Martin | Comet’s Coma | Eilean Rec. (Nov 11) Americana, modern classical,…

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Album review: ‘Movements of Night’ by Secret Pyramid (on Students of Decay)

We all have our preferences and biases.  When I see the words dark, drone, and ambient used together to describe an album, I approach the music very tentatively.  Will it be a dense slab of sound that, while having artistic merit, fails to engage?  Will it create tension without resolution?  Will it be a chore…

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