100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 82: Loscil

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our sixth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about. For the fourth year in a row, the showcase is once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene on there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured act is Loscil.


About the band: 

Just a few weeks ago we reviewed the latest offering from Loscil, which is still getting gobs of airtime on our playlist and we’d expect this one will stick with us for quite a while as we trudge on towards the end of the year and into the next.

Here’s some of what we had to say in our review:

Scott Morgan’s two-decade project, Loscil, has carved discreet, tattering forms of shadow and light over eleven recordings. His recent ambient brand of minimalist drones are texturally threaded, but not sewn. Muted flickers of neutrals and crisp, but quickly fading outlines, transport his soundscapes without so much as a nudge. On his most recent, Equivalents, Morgan’s eight seamlessly connected compositions, complement winter’s approaching grasp.

Highlighting the work of Alfred Stieglitz’s 1920’s cloud photographs and prints, Morgan also appears to appeal to Stieglitz’s notion that photographs are “equivalent” to one’s philosophical or emotional state of mind. Each of Morgan’s compositions unfolds like the pass of a cloud, swirling and waning into an abstraction of memory and sentiment.

The brilliant launch of “Equivalent 1” churns high-fat grey tones over processed gears equipped with persistent hums of drone-like waterfalls. Each rotation sounds like a complex emotion emptying forth, evaporating slowly. Tim Hecker comes to mind, as does the cinematic clutch of the late Jóhann Jóhannsson. Follow up “Equivalent 3” is weightier as drones/organ swirl in thick, stroked ambience. Two minutes reveals a delicate then omnipresent loop of grainy twists. At three and half minutes, melody surfaces amid the fog and condensation. By five minutes these distinct parts have dissipated into exquisitely unrecognizable icy airs.



Listen:


Find Loscil at:

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A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner. 


As an added bonus this year, House Of Cannabis will be playing the featured bands in each of their three Washington locations.


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