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Lowercase Noises


Post Rock/Math rock

3.10 | 2 ratings

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3 stars Music as love for a new son

Lowercase Noises is the musical journey of Andrew Othling, a one-man composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Albuquerque New Mexico. "Marshall", which follows his stellar debut "Seafront", is dedicated to his new son of the same name and released just weeks after his son's birth. "Marshall" is a much quieter and more serene ride than the debut "Seafront." Featuring Othling's atmospheric guitar and keyboards, very few beats, and some guest cello from Shannon Harden, the album drifts by slowly and peacefully, capturing an intimate moment in life. The most obvious connection comes right at the beginning. In the opening of parts of "The Things Your Eyes Have Seen" you can literally feel the love, the music expression succeeds at representing the feelings of love and warmth welcoming a new child. It is contemplative music conveying a sense of wonder and amazement at what was happening while it was written. There is a great effect in "Peeling Crayons" which sounds like breathing, over Othling's clean electric guitar sound. "How Deep the Father's Love" is the one place Andrew injects some punch, with loud drumming and a bit of snarl in his guitar at the end. A bit of release after some long and relaxing moments. "Marshall" contains more of a droning style than its predecessor but it is no less fascinating or inspired. Welcome aboard Marshall, it was very nice to meet you. And as good as the album is even better stuff is coming.

Finnforest | 3/5 |


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