Earlier this year, Adam Williams along with Leonardo Rosado put out one of the most beautiful albums of the year, Take This Longing (Feeback Loop). So when Williams announced that he, as Model Citizen, would be releasing a new album, I was filled with anticipation. Model Citizen’s The Duke of Lancaster (Audio Gourmet) is everything I had hoped for, a beautifully layered two-song EP of drones that capture the listener’s attention. Each track seems to be divided into two parts, though not straying too far from the theme, and this division gives you an opportunity to reflect. Along with the fascinating tracks is the equally impressive cover photograph of The Duke of Lancaster by Hannah Richards. This photograph adds to the melancholy of Williams’ drones and provides a great example of the importance of artwork with a netlabel release.
Tracks: 01. I and 02. II.