Recorded throughout 2014, Decay is the second album from Bedroom Suite, a collaboration between Bret Parenteau from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Chance Bridges (aka Balcony View) from Birmingham, AL. For best results, play at a loud volume for the whole family in a locked room.
Powerful echoing rhythms. Wave after wave of marching chords. Patient landscapes with soft gradients. The pleasing lights of dawn and dusk. A smooth surface pulled taught over rolling forms. The warm tones of an afternoon. Slow tempo versus raw expression. Pale, luminous passages balanced by splashes of color. Set against a dark wall of time. The nearness of distance, not background or foreground. Cycling between immediate reality and sleepy abstraction. The journey home is long, but Portrait points the way.
Wanderer is the debut EP by Balcony View, the newest artist from Step Pepper. It’s a beautiful, soaring album of minimal guitar drone, a truly meditative experience you can listen to again and again. The Wanderer EP also marks our first official cassette release. Get ’em while supplies last!
Balcony View: “Balcony View originated as a name that I felt would describe my music, the image of being high up on a balcony overlooking a vast, peaceful, natural scene that changes slowly as the day progresses was one I felt suited the themes I often try to aim for. I created it mainly to see the extent of what I could do sonically with the guitar in standard tuning. The album itself is not necessarily about any particular thing. I mainly aimed to unify a series of calm and peaceful themes and blend together a plethora of different guitar sounds.”
Check out the music video. Fullscreen HD with headphones recommended.