Right from the start you have to love the title of the first track… There’s Something in the Airlock! For any sci-fi fan, it immediately conjures a sense of urgency, as well as some mood and maybe a scene or two from the Aliens franchise.
On his third album with Candyrat records, “Folding Space”, Spencer Elliott delivers on that urgency with a collection of songs that create a sense of sonic space and possibility while keeping a tight sense of songwriting, production and movement.
Elliott’s album covers a wide range of ground, from the hard running pace of that opening track, to the sweet and groovy “Missing You”. The title track, “Folding Space”, relies heavily on delay and harmonics to create an ethereal atmosphere while “Yin & Yang” features duetting guitars with simple reverb and lush chords.
Throughout, you can hear the attention of Antoine Dufour, veteran fingerstyle guitar hero, who worked as engineer and producer on the album. Each song is a complete composition, not just in chord and melody, but in effects, color, and engineering.
For more from Spencer Elliott, check out his earlier albums – Unspoken and Some Forgotten Color.
You can also find him on his website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
|1||There’s Something in the Airlock||4:34|
|6||The Last Two People on Earth||5:26|
|9||Yin and Yang||4:26|
Released: May 3, 2019 on ℗ 2019 Candyrat Records (www.candyratrecords.com)
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Tabbed transcriptions are also available for purchase here.
“Folding Space is Spencer Elliott’s third release with Candyrat Records and this newest effort displays his continuing growth as a composer and showcases his focus on instrumental story-telling.
Since joining Candy Rat Records in 2014, Spencer has become known for fusing modern acoustic techniques with his affinity for punk and alternative rock musical styles all while maintaining a strong sense of composition and melody.
Folding Space is a nod to David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction epic, Dune. In Dune, folding space allows one to travel vast distances across the Universe without moving. Spencer places detailed emphasis on planting a mental image or telling a visual story through the combination of musical themes, song titles and concepts. Folding Space is an invitation – to travel without moving.”
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