In our times, it is hard to still believe in something like “harmony of the spheres”. Instead, people like Cody Ban (a duo featuring Lorsen Lo (aka Slo-Blo) and Iban Call) try to extract some kind of “beauty” from the depths of some subdued rumbling chaos. Using only guitars (with a bunch of stompboxes effects) they produce some of the most adventurous and cosmic drone guitar music I’ve heard since a long time. Piece after piece, their nicely titled-album Sustained Neighbor-tones Drowned By Microtonal Undulationsunveils unveils hypnotic sonic waves that ondulates slowly beyond the surface, leave discret shimmering trails in a wide resonating space, and sometimes roar like a bleeding stellar beast. For people who need some name-dropping, let’s say Cody Ban is like a missing link between Maeror Tri’s abysmal guitar soundcapes and the shoegazey sounds of FSA or Windy & Carl.
Recorded & mixed by Iban at Asla Recording in august 2015
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