Byron Westbrook’s Eclipsed View

It’s been a banner year for Byron Westbrook. Hands in the Dark released his evocative album, Distortion Hue, to start the year and it set the standard. His most recent album, Mirror View, comes via Ash International and is a surprise departure that pays off. Utilizing field recordings, sound installation works, and other sonic elements, Westbrook offers an engaging look into subtle environments with beautiful phrasing and … Continue reading Byron Westbrook’s Eclipsed View

Track Premiere: Byron Westbrook “Mirror View (Second Contact)”

Byron Westbrook’s Distortion Hue is one of the year’s densest, most visceral drone records, but with his new album on Ash International, Mirror Views, he takes a step back to view the wider landscape. Mirror Views is composed of cassette field recordings made in August of 2017, around the solar eclipse, combined with subtle synthetic elements. The effect is disarming on “Mirror View (Second Contact)” as ghostly tones rise and gently … Continue reading Track Premiere: Byron Westbrook “Mirror View (Second Contact)”