Knitting By Twilight
"An Evening Out of Town" CD
Genre: instrumental rock,
June 3, 2009
Knitting By Twilight lurks in the
fringes between instrumental rock, electronic composition, and
avant-garde music. A film-score-esque
headtrip, An Evening Out of Town has the propensity to be
remarkably beautiful and utterly bewildering --
which, as you might imagine, makes it an engaging if somewhat
Although the record is broken into
distinct compositions, it's difficult to conceptualize this as a
collection of songs instead of one extended composition.
Clearly, this is somewhat related to the
cinematic nature of the release. Still, independent moments on this
disc are worthy of mention. The superb "Evelyn's Glen" matches a
pretty, pulsing drone with John Orsi's multi-percussive
improvisation, producing a decidedly bleak atmosphere that might
accompany a film's opening credits superimposed on shots of a
menacing, snow-covered Midwest town. Meanwhile, "Venus for Everyone"
snags its synths from eighties film soundtracks but gives them a
defiantly dystopian spin, whereas "Jaunt to Dreamland" is all mystery
and wonder, and "Bell Weather" is dark catacomb music.
Like anything that's worth a dime, An
Evening Out of Town takes a fair amount of time and effort to
appreciate. It doesn't jump out at you, but instead slowly reveals its
rays of sunshine as one carefully explores its nuances. Given a
chance, however, it makes for a strangely captivating soundscape.
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