Spirits of the Age has the exact feel you might think the title would describe. If you have a taste for the older electronic equipment that hasn't been touched by human hands for a while. Lawton Hall is here to change that. Based out of the Midwestern center that has held talents past our knowledge, it would have only been a matter of time before someone else decided to break-ground. Now I will say that Spirits of the Age is not for everyone. As a pure instrumental EP, lasting well into the 8 minute train of progression, as a music inhabitant you'll find that these strange sounds have escaped what the internal courses of what one's emotional let down and up bringing would sound like. What keeps coming to mind is the very instinct of a series of sounds we remember as children, whether your father worked in a factory or relative worked near railways. This metal tactic embraces a simplistic comparative towards an old fashioned world with the futuristic molds of today.
The track that stands out for me is The Future Forest which embarks on an emotive transition between hypnosis and relativity. At a scientific point of view these electronic devices Lawson has found beneath the rubble, contract a symphony that is only heard through the process of our brain combining the sounds we hear in everyday life. Never making the connection that we in return are creating our very own orchestrated atmosphere. Madison, Wisconsin is harboring a man that rattles the nights with unforeseen circumstances that may make you second guess whether you would want to walk up to the house that has the surface facing the alley, leaving the music hovering above, wanting to be heard. Many questions have been asked if the Midwest itself is the showcase for Lawson, whether his surroundings are the reason for the way his music sounds. And in the rightful way of a mysterious being, he simply response with that "its a bit more complicated than that."If you can handle the dark side and the brighter side of things, converging your your line of sight. Then this EP is rightfully for you.
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