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Dylan Baldi - "On The Way To Vesuvius"

 


Dylan Baldi, better known as the lead vocalist of the band Cloud Nothings, is an artist who set out to transcend his alternative rock background in order to explore the potential of experimental soundscapes and other styles. 

His album "On The Way To Vesuvius," released in 2023, is a compelling collection of ethereal instrumental tracks that will take you on a journey through a diverse range of moods and textures. 


The release unfolds over 7 tracks, which concoct a sparse yet rich soundscape. "Into the Green Swamp" combines swirling guitar arpeggios with organic ambient sounds, capturing the spontaneity of the performance. Another standout track from the album is "Punishing Daylight," where the artist experiments with harsh feedback sounds and glitchy chords, seemingly faltering and crumbling into one another. The composition gradually fades into a dissonant wall of noise, reminiscent of the works of renowned composers like LaMonte Young, who pioneered textural drone music and "non-musical" dissonance back in the 50s and 60s.

These are only some of the highlights of this record, which is an immersive experience that alternates hauntingly beautiful suspended moments with unsettling and discordant sounds. Check it out via Bandcamp.

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