Shiflet, Mike – “Llanos” – [Self-release]
‘Llanos is an album not only about late summer evenings spent in tall grass, but also about the collision of worlds and tangled webs of memories. Noise, drones and musical elements combine in a futile effort to recreate a perfect moment in a perfect world that could not have possibly existed.’ This release does have a hazed out, reminiscent feel to it. The constant static noise, layered over dreamy drones is a perfect balance of the scale. It could annoy some, as it has that in-between frequencies sound, but it offers more to the ear with its challenge of hearing the beauty beneath the skin.