William Clay Martin – SadlerPosted: November 26, 2013
Wilmington’s William Clay Martin documents the death and re-birth of nature through a rich tapestry of loop-based guitar and synthesizer ambience on Sadler. The cassette starts coldly, with austere, Loscil-like beats making pace for shimmering, distant guitar distortions rising from the wintery landscape. But as the spring is approaching, the sound gets warmer and more welcoming, budding with hope like the fresh leaves on trees. When spring’s in full swing and there’s a breath of summer to be felt everywhere, the tape also gets into full swing, giving the restrained guitar a new life, exploding into wonderful Tortoisian impressions reflecting the warm intimacy of spring and summer evenings. From hoarfrost to holidays in nearly 50 minutes.