Sound Impression: Twincities – …plays the brown mountain lights [Dauw]

Twincities, the ambient/noise project of New Yorker Fletcher McDermott makes his Dauw label debut this month with a new full length album called …plays the brown mountain lights. On this outing McDermott but takes a gentle tack away from the gray desolation and dense layers of last year’s memoirs: to dust  (Unknown Tone, 2014) bringing…

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twincities – memoirs: to dust [Unknown Tone Records]

Recording again under the name twincities, Fletcher McDermott sums up his latest album, memoirs: to dust,in four words – “the sound of decay”.  On the record, shortly to be released by Unknown Tone Records,  he presents a sublime, occasionally gritty sonic exploration of this concept; sublime in the way it evokes the wistful allure of decay as a form of beauty…

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Travelogue: Week 2014-40

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. Recent Releases Sven Laux | Elusive Moments | Dew Tone (Sep 26) On his newest record Sven…

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Album Review: Variations for the Celesta by Twincities (on Eilean Rec.)

Variations for the Celesta by Twincities, the project of Long Island, NY sound artist Fletcher McDermott, is a delightfully enigmatic record for an enigmatic label.  They each succeed in fully engaging not just the ears of the listener, but the mind and the imagination, as the most satisfying artistic endeavors do. While earlier incarnations of Twincities incorporated multiple…

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