The Distant, Everyday is the first full-length album by Low Lumens, the recording alias of visual artist and musician Danny Bracken.
The sound of ringing church bells mix with swelling synthesizers in the expansive opening track, “Santa Clara.” In many ways, the meditative song sets the tone for the ten track album, a record that is simultaneously complex and spacious. There is an undeniable sense of upbeat repetition, something reminiscent of dance or electronic music. Yet, with bits of voice and acoustic instruments, the compositions retain a sense of humanness. Throughout, a subtle tension weaves: there’s a crackle in the woodwinds, slight feedback in a synthesizer, and a confused auto-tuned brass ensemble lying just below the polished surface.
Available now from Burnt Toast Vinyl.
We really appreciate all of our repeat customers, and are always excited to be a part of making records happen at startup indie labels. This is a special shout-out to Broken Circles Records, who recently enlisted GGR to press two more projects: The Gloria Record: Start Here and Emery: The Weak’s End EP. Be sure to grab a copy of each of these records from Broken Circle Records — both were pressed on a variety of limited-run colors!
Jason Novak is a really cool guy who recently started a vinyl reissue label of his own– Robbed the Bank Records. We at GGR were ecstatic when he contacted us about pressing his first two reissue releases — Spitalfield: Remember Right Now and The Forecast: In The Shadow of Two Gunmen. We are happy to see that these two classic indie rock albums are seeing new light as special limited color vinyl editions. You can pick them up at the Robbed The Bank Records online store — available individually or as fan packs including all the color variations of the the run (you can pick up test pressings too).