Saturday, March 16, 2013

oystered 32

One of the most enjoyable discoveries I’ve had since closing the metro-detroit record shop has been Cameron Stallones’ Sun Araw project. His first releases were raw and sprawling, and got compared to the likes of Spacemen 3’s “Sound of Confusion,” but he soon channeled some underground-indie-tropicalia into his sound, harnessed some dub and blues, and currently finds himself sounding quirkier than ever, all the while increasing the complexity of his songwriting and guitar licks – reminding one of Royal Trux’s Neil Hagerty perhaps –while enlisting ex-Spaceman Sonic Boom for mastering duties. Full circle I say.

This is a compilation I made for a long-time friend of some of my favorites: from 2008’s “Beach Head” EP to the most recent full-length, “The Inner Treaty,” released in September 2012 on his own Sun Ark label with help in production and distribution from Drag City.



khz said...

As usual, your attention to detail and love of the sound is appreciated. Thanks for sharing Brett-i

khz said...

lake medicine abides apparently.

b neptune said...

hops perhaps!

& thanks for list'nin'.