Steve Fors’ 2022 album, it’s nothing, but still has stuck with me. The opening track, “(good enough) for now,” is a view into the wider album, a wistful welcome to this beautiful, melancholic sound world. Expansive landscapes are reflected in the visuals, and the washed-out color palette heightens the timelessness of the emotive aural swells. Fors builds narratives with his music, and the way he assembles the video for “(good enough) for now” brings that into a clearer focus. We are transported through time, into our memory archives to try and remember what came before. Discordant drones pierce through the sonic haze, stretching skyward with purpose. Chapters turn and lives evaporate before we turn back toward now, riding the repeating waves into an unknown future. It’s a beautiful place to be.
it’s nothing, but still is available via Hallow Ground.
Steve Fors is heading to Japan later this month on tour. See him if you can:
November 26: @Soto, Kyoto with John Wiese, Katsura Mouri, Ezaki Masafumi, and Yonago Tadashi.
December 3: @Polaris, Tokyo with Yoichi Kamimura, Muku (Yama Yuki), John Thayer, Yumi Iwaki, and Organic Drone Society
December 9: @Give Me A Little More, Matsumoto, with Darren McClure and Sho Sugita
December 10: Secret show in Osaka, the line-up will be announced on December 1
December 15 & 16: @√K Contemporary, Tokyo. Live performance of site-specific sound installation “Manufactured Obsolescence.”
Additionally, he’s booking a US tour in the late winter/early Spring with these dates confirmed so far:
February 23: @Old Miami, Detroit with A Death Cinematic and guests
March 2: @ Rozz Tox, Rock Island with Post Doom Romance
March 9: @Grinnell College