♫♪  Simon Scott - “Gamma”

Simon Scott was the drummer on Slowdive’s first two albums way back in the early 90s, but his second solo album, Bunny, out October 7 from Miasmah, is of a whole different world than that seminal shoegaze stuff. The press release calls Bunny “[an] inspired take on the blackened jazz and smokey Americana heard in ‘Paris, Texas’ or ‘Mulholland Dr.’” It also describes it as “blues-flecked dread.” “Flecked” is a nice word for it. There’s quite a bit of crackling and static on this track, which is fitting for something called “Gamma.” The song radiates and oozes, with occasional echoing guitars, found sounds, chirping machinery, slow strings, and a dripping bass. Indeed, like radiation, the experience of hearing “Gamma” is less about listening and more about amassing exposure. Pay attention to the track’s last 20 seconds for the bass’ gamma-charged, hulk-sized flecking.

• Simon Scott: http://www.myspace.com/o3o3o
• Miasmah: http://www.miasmah.com

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