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WATCH: Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti
The Quietus , May 1st, 2012 10:16

Watch the video for 'Returning Spirits', a track from Barn Owl man Evan Caminiti's new solo album Night Dust

One half of Thrill Jockey desert-drone duo Barn Owl, Evan Caminiti, is set to release his new album Night Dust through Immune in May. In keeping with the previous work that he's released through the likes of Digitalis and Handmade Birds, it's an LP of soft-focus electric guitar compositions, recorded entirely onto 4 track cassette. You can watch the video for one of the album's tracks, 'Returning Spirits', above, which provides the music with a suitably muggy visual accompaniment.

"[On Night Dust] Caminiti embraced the limitations of the [cassette] medium and warped the original sound sources with analog electronics, searching for beauty in the hazy and degraded sounds," say the label. "Guitars moan like horns through empty city streets, vocal samples erode in devotional bliss, and webs of synthesizer float like mist. The sounds of Caminiti’s guitar become disembodied as intricate fingerpicking techniques give way to percussive thuds, streaks of feedback, and textural crumble."

Night Dust was mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, and is set to be released as limited LP and cassette (both with downloads).