Glass House – Keeping to the VoidPosted: April 25, 2014
Don’t be put off by the harsh, glassy drone of “Viral Grief”, the opening piece from Keeping to the Void, the newest cassette from the Brooklyn/Philadelphia duo Glass House (Ian Collier and Eric Brannon), because soon the atmosphere, filled with proto-rock and electric energy overload turns into a floating tank beneath the firmament filled with shimmering stars and milky ways Neil deGrasse Tyson himself would be proud of. On Keeping to the Void, the duo go for a more ghostly and mysterious sound, with tracks mingling monumental, cinematic Eno/Stars of the Lid drones with snippets of conversations or distant voices dying in the waves of delay and reverb. Released on cassette via quality NY label Tranquility Tapes, the label name rarely fitted the music better than now. Highly recommended!