If you happened to catch our review last July Of Trevor Wilson’s Gross, Trevor last July you would have been treated to a well rounded, instrumental album of sounds and textures that could be enjoyed with relative ease. He returns with loneliness, which is shorter in length but just as impactful in terms of execution and cohesion. This album is according to Wilson is “a sort of a musical interpretation of isolation and apathy.”
The album starts off with “Dissonance,” which layers pads of atmospheric alien warm clouds, delayed pings and arpeggiated synths. It resembles something you might hear from Boards of Canada as the drums enter and the deep low end of the kick rumbles and creates sub harmonic frequencies. The arpeggiated synth doubles in time creating a sense of urgency but before you know it the song ends.
“Erogeny” is the darkest song amongst the four and sets the stage for an apocalyptic industrial wasteland. The music is thematic and conjures up images in the mind of sci-fi movies that have to do with A.I. that have rebelled against their creators. The sounds you hear resemble a futuristic factory that mounds tons of steel against larger than life machinery. “Ants in the Afternoon (Under My Skin)” is a short piece that is only about a minute long and reminded me of music I might hear in BIoShock (the videogame). It starts with an ominous fog of white noise that gives way to one piano that sounds distant as if it were being heard through a dream.
Despite the morbid title “Are We Dead Yet?” the song is the most uplifting amongst the bunch. It has a human element that creates a sense of connectivity as well as a feeling of rejoicing. As with his other songs it stops before it really gets going.
The songs of this album feel like snippets of ideas that aren't fully fleshed out. They tantalize me, get me interested but drop me off and end before I have had my fill. No doubt Wilson is talented but the songs here feel like appetizers and I want the entree. I hope to hear more material from Wilson where he fully explores some of the great ideas he is bringing to the table.
We are dedicated to informing the public about the different types of independent music that is available for your listening pleasure as well as giving the artist a professional critique from a seasoned music geek. We critique a wide variety of niche genres like experimental, IDM, electronic, ambient, shoegaze and much more.
Are you one of our faithful visitors who enjoys our website? Like us on Facebook