You have to admit, even if you’re not a fan of the band’s work, this is quite the memorable name: The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact. This is an ambient/drone band of four from Colorado and Standstill was pressed on Morning Pony RecordsStandstill is actually another favorite of mine from last year and its four tracks (which all clock in at ten minutes or around ten minutes) really convey a sense of warmth and beauty. “After the Trade” begins with a repeated reversed guitar note sequence that slowly begins to fade in to the atmosphere. Its own echoes begin to eat away at it, and it begins to repeat in its broken fragments, and even then it begins to repeat in a doubled state. This continues to a point where it sounds like metal hitting metal, and then that continues to fade in to the wobbly fuzz. Its remnants continue to occupy the soundscape, and the hitting increases in its frequency. At the end of this, the heavily distorted sequence returns back with a vengeance; louder than ever before. It eats away the fuzz until there’s nothing left but what sounds like a drumstick being drug along a cymbal. A constant warring between the guitar and the impending tsunami of noise until everything gets muffled in to a bold, fat bass. The ending of the track sounds like it would have a place within the LOST title card. And that’s only the beginning. I don’t want to ruin the rest of the experience for you. Have a gander below.

The Details

Standstill on 12" clear vinyl plus an included poster featuring text by Josh Taylor.

Includes immediate download of 4-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Price $14.99

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