BELL GARDENS: SLOW DAWNS FOR LOST CONCLUSIONS
Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions
Bell Gardens’ sound is something of an anomaly in today’s music scene. Instead of in-your-face garage rock or heavy electronic beats, this duo’s newest release Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions is an atmospheric journey that seeps into your soul. Subtle ambient electronic elements are combined with a folky Americana guitar and vocal styling that gives rise to something like ambient electronic folk rock … if that is even a thing. Think Spiritualized on Ladies and Gentlemen… and early Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and you might get a small idea—but that does not do these guys justice. The album starts with notable track “Darker Side of Sunshine,” which begins with a somber piano melody joined shortly by a beautiful guitar harmonics. When the intro fades and the verse kicks in, you are swept up in the sheer spiritual feeling. Second track “Silent Prayer” picks up where the first left off but with heavier Americana elements and a moving bridge. The rest of the album is a seamless succession of well-composed ephemeral gems, with great guest appearances on this album as well—notably Stewart Cole, trumpet player from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Lauren Chipman of the Rentals providing strings that add to the heaviness of the music experience. Overall, this album requires your full attention in order to process its sheer magnitude and weight.
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