We Drift Meridian
With established colleagues Chris Montague (electric guitar) and Jon Scott (drums/electronics), plus vocal contributions from Emilia Mårtensson and Ed Begley, Simmons layers-up haunting electronic and acoustic soundscapes which reflect the remoteness and sometimes curious histories and characters associated with these far-flung, isolated spaces.
Monocled Man's ethos of through-composition and open improvisation is carried over from their debut release on Whirlwind, 'Southern Drawl' - but here, a distinctive new dimension is introduced, emanating from Simmons' predetermined, home-studio-produced sonic environments. Cinematic beds of sound, carefully crafted with modular synths, sequencers and chopped audio, are all fashioned into an expansive framework which provides a springboard for individual artistry. Chris Montague's characteristically oblique guitar style and Jon Scott's hard-hitting, sparky drumming - both of which are unwaveringly inventive - join with Simmons' plaintive trumpet in generating these appropriately drifting, searching panoramas. But, far away from ambient lifelessness, this is a creative band whose energy also frequently crackles with filmic urgency as pulsating, electronic textures erupt into industrial, post-prog fervor.
Personnel: Rory Simmons (trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, guitar, electronics), Chris Montague (guitar), Jon Scott (drums, electronics), Also featuring: Emilia Mårtensson, Ed Begley (vocals - tracks 4 and 6)
- We Drift Meridian
- Deception Island (feat Ed Begley)
- Mount Cerberus
- Fiction Afloat
- Queen Tirza
- Scott Moorman Adrift
- Mount Terror
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