Andrew Weathers is one of those polymath type of musicians that make lesser players want to toss down their instruments in frustration. The North Carolina-born, California-based artist has earned i…
I seem to be trickling out lots of new music here lately, but I’m particularly excited to share this remix project that I participated in at the request of my friend Lake Mary. The release features a set of reworkings of his track “Sleepy Bones” — lifted from a self-titled EP he put out in 2009 — including one I pieced together last summer while working on the recordings that would ultimately make up my Dreamless album. I’m rarely truly satisfied with my remix work, but I was extremely happy with how this particular jam turned out. The Sleepy Bones Remix EP is currently available direct from Lake Mary’s Bandcamp page for a few bucks, and also features Kaliska, Silver Antlers, cRYstL MtN and Tanks. Enjoy.
As I mentioned a few days back, I will be hitting the road next week for a string of west coast dates with my friend, collaborator and dronebro Andrew Weathers. I have a little warm-up show of sorts tonight at the Would Shop 2.0 in Denver with Offthesky, Ten And Tracer, Normal Ones, Andy Stott and Robert Henke; but the tour proper kicks off next Wednesday in San Francisco. The full itinerary is listed below. Keep your eyes on my Twitter and Facebook for local details and updates from the road.
- 05.31.2013 - Would Shop 2.0 / Denver, CO - w/ Monolake, Andy Stott, Ten And Tracer, Normal Ones and Offthesky
- 06.06.2013 - Alter Space / San Francisco, CA - w/ Andrew Weathers, Jon Patch, SLFM and Vestals
- 06.08.2013 - Alberta Abbey / Portland, OR - w/ Andrew Weathers, The OO-Ray, Ethernet and Ruhe
- 06.09.2013 - Rickshaw Theater / Vancouver, BC - w/ Andrew Weathers, Sarah Davachi and Jacob Peck
- 06.10.2013 - Early Show - Gallery 1412 / Seattle, WA - Early Show w/ Andrew Weathers, Widesky and Early Atoms
- 06.10.2013 - Late Show - The Can Can / Seattle, WA - Monster Planet w/ Andrew Weathers, Miniature Airlines, Time Eater and more TBA
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I’m pleased to share this live document of my performance at The Burlington in Chicago, IL earlier this year, where I shared a bill with Scott Cortez and Zelienople. Recorded using guitar, mini-cassette, laptop and electronics, this performance was captured direct from the board and only edited for length and volume.
Thanks to Caleb Condit for the photo.
In many ways, “What Happens When We Stop” is not what it seems. On initial appearance, the album is improvised acoustic music built on rural motifs, but once you dig deeper into the new album from Andrew Weathers Ensemble the truths become more elusive and interesting. Recorded in urban settings on both US coasts, “What Happens When We Stop” includes digital manipulation and granular cut ups — not to mention the autotune and pitch shifting on “Hard, Ain’t it Hard.” Wandering acoustic jams, caustic blues patterns, and thick layers of drone all play a large part in the album, but techniques are co-opted from sound collage and even hip-hop to create a detailed musical hybrid. In the end, “What Happens When We Stop” is a rich, alluring album which reaches a confluence of styles and approaches that are both contemporary and ancient and driven as much by ensemble work as that of one mind. - Ryan Potts, Experimedia
Andrew Weathers Ensemble – What Happens When We Stop 7.9
Andrew Weathers Ensemble makes the experimental emotive. Throughout ‘What Happens When We Stop’ the experimental impulses compliment the natural charm of the sound. Guitars add to this folksy feeling. Classical instruments bring the two elements together serving as a bridge. Aspects of this are highly reminiscent of Gastr del Sol’s work. Like Gastr del Sol, Andrew Weathers Ensemble wants to make the accessible lovelier. To this end, the album succeeds beautifully. Combined with simple vocals the songs transcend and become something bigger than the sum of their parts.
‘House Carpenter (Tanaka)’ begins it with a sustained drone. Eventually through the song’s progression pieces of melody make their way through all the sound, rising to the top. One of the highlights ‘O/OU (Ensemble)’ takes the approach even further making the natural sounds feel more in control. For this song the elements appear to be more acoustic and less treated. By the time of the guitar the group feels closer to a rustic sensibility. ‘Mojave Layers’ veers closer towards a more classical approach. Tempos are slowed down. Silence is used as a form of tension. Considerably quieter than what proceeded it the sounds are given plenty of breathing room.
For the closer ‘Honest Woman Blues’ Andrew Weathers Ensemble appears to channel John Fahey’s vision of ‘American Primitive’. The sounds are wholesome. Even the treatments of the sound (there are electronic manipulations) feel appropriate. ‘What Happens When We Stop’ manages transcend the limitations of folk and experimental to create something thoroughly unique.