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LP released: Jun 18, 2021

Tracklisting:
1. News About Heaven
2. Lost Futures
3. Pray For Rain
4. Something Will Come
5. At The Edge Of The World
6. Hurricane Light
7. Life And Casualty
8. Haunted By Water
MARISA ANDERSON & WILLIAM TYLER
LOST FUTURES (BLACK VINYL)
Label: THRILL JOCKEY
Cat No: THRILL542LP
Barcode: 790377054217
Packaging: LP

Guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler distill deeply rooted and varied traditions into distinctive voices all their own. Anderson and Tyler are
each unyielding in their desire to extend through those traditions and the
confines of "guitar music" to craft music at once intimate and expansive,
conversational and transcendent. The duo's debut collaborative album
tethers together their singular voices into unified narratives that glisten, drive,
and sway. On Lost Futures, Anderson and Tyler's guitars dance through lush arrangements and pastoral duets serpentine and reverent.
The duo met in Portland, as Anderson tells it, "There was an obvious and
immediate affinity musically and personally which led to the feeling that
we should try and do something together, but in January of 2020, both of
us had pretty full schedules so it was more of a vague idea to do something,
someday. then COVID hit." With tours sidelined and the increasing
tensions of isolation, unrest and ecological disaster looming, the duo set to
composing and collaborating remotely. Tyler joined Anderson in Portland
for a week before recording as protests across the city escalated and raging
wildfires cast a dangerous haze. Against the tumultuous backdrop the duo
found harmony in their quick, organic development as a compositional
team. Rich ballads and breezy rambles flourished as the duo explored new
rhythmic techniques and elaborated on unused riffs. In uniting to meditate
on their musical practices together, the two guitarists composed music filled
with the joy of playing together while having a sober tone reflective of the
troubled state of the world around them.
Lost Futures takes its name from writer Mark Fisher's cultural theory of the loss of potential futures, the hopes and ideals which once felt inevitable
but have since been interrupted. Anderson and Tyler's use of textural
drones, rhythmic repetition and harmonic shifts embody the building
tensions of uncertainty created by profound loss: loss of life, experience,
companionship, compassion. Across Lost Futures, Anderson and Tyler mold their instruments into breathtaking panoramas of blight and bliss. Each
movement contains a dense biome of transportive sound. The duo's music
together reckons with mounting pressures as well as the joy of newfound
friendship and gratitude for being able to play together. In tandem, Marisa
Anderson and William Tyler have composed a work of remarkable breadth,
brimming with resplendent odes of solace.

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