|MH-289 Pressed And - Stone Candles
Stone Candles completes an arc for Pressed And in their aim for balance in composition. Across the the band's three releases, that aspiration is often illustrated by instrumentation. Stone Candles builds off of the band's previous releases and introduces a new and more confident landscape in deploying the sound of guitars and keys, legible in their selected use of effects and filters. Whether through the country guitar and vocal samples of "372", the open guitar strumming used in loops throughout the album, the cascading loops of filtered samples and synths or the righteous string-work on eight-minute standout "Bored on a Lam", the album sports a swagger that transcends both the traditional sound-associations of guitar music and the rigid formulas of electronica. Stone Candles is easily the band's most mature sounding release to date.
|One of the best day tripping albums you would want to hear at every festival field this summer - Impose / Pressed And stand out by sheer dint of their gorgeous, soul-stirring melodies, vividly muted guitar coloration, and distinctive vocal styles - The Stranger / The magic is in their ability to marry these meditative folk elements with intricate electronic elements, empowering them both to live harmoniously under the warm roof of raw experimentation - Portals
|Pressed And have one of the worst names in the music biz, but their output is sweet. The Brooklyn/Chapel Hill duo of Mat Jones and Andrew Hamlet operate in the crowded zone where chill electronic music intersects with folk-leaning pop, with tangential ties to the night bus subgenre. There are acres of bland stuff like this out there now, but Pressed And stand out by sheer dint of their gorgeous, soul-stirring melodies, vividly muted guitar coloration, and distinctive vocal styles. Check out their new album on Mush Records, Stone Candles, for proof. - The Stranger