EP Review: Lore City - Under Way
Updated: Oct 22, 2022
Here we have something quite different, a beautifully relaxing and somewhat Gothic chillout from Lore-City. Life can't always be about aggressive vocals, dance floor fillers, and powerful riffs. Sometimes you have to slip on a pair of headphone, put on some smooth ambient chillout and drift off in to a world of peace. If that sounds like what you're looking for right now, come relax with Lore City.
Lore City is a duo formed in 2011 and currently based in Portland, Oregon.
The Lore City Music publishing imprint was established in 2020 to facilitate the musical releases of Laura Mariposa Williams and Eric Angelo Bessel.
Lore City's EP statement and story provides some insight:
Sometimes, the thing that happens along the way to something else turns out to be the thing in itself; saying to you, "I am not what you thought I was, but rather, I am my own all together." An early departure, announcing its entirety upon arrival. Once thought of as the beginning of the next album, Under Way exists as a standalone 7-inch EP, confined only to the parameters of vinyl. Two sides, two tracks, pressed into another thing in a world on its way to something else...more
Oneness. Whether you like it or not. Creeping up on you. Morse code tapping you on the shoulder. Runoff into the sea. A little bell ringing. Windchimes singing from forces unseen. I wanna believe. I animate these bones, for you. A paper skeleton on Halloween dangling from the front door. Animate, animate. Shuddering and twitching with your comings and goings. The thresholds we know. Everyone in their own little box, moving between containers. Remembering the orange glow of old sodium vapor streetlamps, and simultaneously, the terror of noticing that your heart is constantly beating. The fading roar of airplanes overhead, rerouted. Suddenly you can see the flashing red and white lights out of the corner of your eye, every night, from your bed. - Laura Mariposa Williams
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