"Orilla Oscura is the new album from Barn Owl's Jon Porras. The album's eight tracks focus on devotional solo guitar accompanied by manipulated tapes. Post-production was kept to a minimum so the tones, textures, and colors could remain as they appeared. Orilla Oscura appears less Americana influenced than previous works and focuses more on despondent melodies and textures derived from cassette abstractions. At the time of recording, Porras was inspired by a book on the San Francisco Tape Music Center and wanted to incorporate cassettes as a foundation for the album's eight tracks. Slowing down and manipulating the tape with analog effects, Porras would improvise and write parts to compliment the abstractions. His goal was to revive and reinvigorate these taped sounds like ghosts or resonances from the past; interacting and engaging with these reawakened tones." Comes in a gatefold jacket with download card.