Close your eyes, take a breath, feel your arms go limp at your sides, let your mind become a void….breathe…..breathe…..breathe….
Feel yourself become both nothing and everything all at once –you’re now in a place of endless possibility, you can go anywhere, unencumbered by preconceptions and worries; just let yourself go and see what happens next…
Standing at the edge of the precipice and jumping headlong in to the arms of possibility best describes the approach Chicago quintet A Lull used when formulating their debut album Confetti.
Formed in 2009 and comprised of Nigel Evan Dennis, Todd Miller Ashwin Deepankar, Aaron Vinceland and Mike Brown, A Lull spent the last 2 years fearlessly delving into undiscovered soundscapes; floating through the grey-space between pulsating synths, and organic rhythms, beating their chests in perfect unison, and banging broom-sticks against walls in order to come up with an adventuresome full-length album that almost defies description.
The sound is primal, grabbing the frayed wires of a number of other recognizable indie genres and plugging them in to the beating heart of their layered rhythm section. It’s an album that was conceived and executed without constraints and their adventure is our reward.
Confetti is sure to catapult A Lull on to bigger and better things this year. Hopefully the lofty heights that I’m sure they’ll reach, will give them an even taller platform from which to hurl themselves in search of pure sonic possibility.
A Lull- Confetti
BONUS: Check out the video for album starter Weapons For War