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ARTIST
TITLE
This Is Where
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
HG 1801LP HG 1801LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/6/2018

Collaborative project of Algis Kizys, Norman Westberg, and Lynn Wright. Having previously released a limited-edition cassette tape in 2016 under the name of ALN, their self-titled album for Hallow Ground is to be considered the three-piece's definite studio debut as This Is Where. Recorded and mixed by Kizys, This Is Where delves even deeper into the psychedelic and at times cosmic drone sound previously to be heard in the New York City-based trio's live recordings. As a logical next step after what the Swans guitarist Westberg has presented on recent solo albums like The All Most Quiet for Hallow Ground (HG 1605CD/LP, 2016), it integrates three distinct musical visions into a whirling ocean of sound. This Is Where's sound is neither dominated by the thundering brutalism of Swans nor the gloomy doom pop of Wright's Bee And Flower. Instead Kizys, Westberg, and Wright use delay, reverb and effects to weave a pulsating web of sonic textures, moving effortlessly from dark depths to almost jubilant high notes. With Kizy's roaring bass guitar as a sonic backdrop, Westberg and Wright give rise to a musical dialogue marked by density and tension. Over the course of 40 minutes, This Is Where create a mesmerizing musical experience, divided into four discrete movements.