As one of two guitarists for the prolific San Francisco outfit Barn Owl — who released Lost in the Glare late last year on Thrill Jockey (review here) — Evan Caminiti is already no stranger to textured atmospherics and a heady sense of drone. His upcoming third solo album, however, pushes that to new levels of ambient contemplation. Night Dust might be minimalist if it wasn’t so evocative. Caminiti will release the 10-track collection as his label debut for Immune Recordings on May 15 and has put together a sun-baked video for the song “Returning Spirits,” which is the second and longest cut from the record.
Check it out below, followed by some PR wire-type info, courtesy of Immune:
With Night Dust, his debut for Immune, Caminiti shifted the focus away from amplifier worship and the desert themes his work is often associated with to focus on texture, fractured dub techniques, and spacious electric guitar compositions. Recorded entirely to four-track cassette, Caminiti embraced the limitations of the medium and warped the original sound sources with analog electronics, searching for beauty in the hazy and degraded sounds. Inspiration came from smoky blue hues and washed out lights of some of the ‘80s’ best vampire movies, which contributes to the visually evocative narrative flow the album possesses.
Night Dust was mastered and cut to vinyl by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Duplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be released on both limited LP with download and cassette with download. Caminiti will continue his busy touring schedule with Barn Owl and plans to also perform solo in support of Night Dust.