This is the second time in two weeks where I have seen a netlabel release come out and have tweeted a recommendation to download it without listening to it. It is the second time in two weeks were I have been absolutely correct. The first was Alessio Ballerini’s Blanc (Zymogen) [reviewed 26 Nov] and the second is Christropher McFall‘s A Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays (Resting Bell). Though recommending a McFall release on Resting Bell is not much of a stretch as both the artist and the netlabel have a great pedigree.
A Long Time Running . . . is quite impressive in its combination of field recordings and drones. McFall uses the darkest of sounds without the harshness of noise to capture the listener in an envelope of shadowy bliss that is his latest release. Enjoy.