400 Lonely Things
I'm new to Ian's music, but this is right up my alley. Perfect combination of wounded loops and field recordings. Gloriously morose and heartfelt.
Favorite track: The Toll on Our Daily Lives (tape loop).
"I Watched The World Burn Without Leaving My Home," from the album On The Darkest Day, You took My Hand and Swore It Will Be Okay, is about feeling isolated while receiving a barrage of updates on fires across the globe.
"(A Windy Night)" was recorded during a blackout caused by a windstorm, once again showing wind as a destructive force.
"Waiting to Assess The Damage," a track that was left off the album, struggles to calculate the extent of loss.
Finally, a vulnerable raw tape loop version of "The Toll on Our Daily Lives" rounds out these pieces.
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I can't put into words how it feels to listen to this album. The sensation of increasing anxiety and dread throughout the stages is unique. It makes me want to keep listening and theorizing about what's happening in the songs, especially in the post-awareness stages. D0DGAMES