Monday, January 14, 2013

Album: Immovable Objects - I'll Know to Believe In Sparrows

Band: Immovable Objects
Album: I'll Know to Believe In Sparrows
Label: Hawnyawk Records
Year: 2012

01. From Bondage To Spiritual Faith
02. From Spiritual Faith To Great Courage
03. From Courage To Liberty
04. From Liberty To Abundance
05. From Abundance To Selfishness
06. From Selfishness To Complacency
07. From Complacency To Apathy
08. From Apathy To Dependence
09. From Dependence Back Again Into Bondage

Immovable Objects started out as the performance and recording name for San Diego-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Gagin. After spending five years with local band Waterline Drift, Gagin says he “…wanted to do something where I played a lot of different instruments and creativity wasn’t stifled by preconception or personality conflicts.” His first record, “Hoping It Stays Just This Broken” incorporated elements of indie rock, shoegaze and electronica into dense soundscapes. “I had no intention of really making a record, I was just going to record when I felt like it and see what was coming out. If I liked it, cool, if not, then I didn’t. I was really just making music for the sake of making music.”
For the follow-up record, Gagin decided to put together a live band that could play relentless instrumental rock, then capture that energy and emotion on tape. Enlisting the efforts of Paul Balmer (guitar), Brad Botbyl (guitar), Ted Donovon (drums) and fellow Waterline Drift alumnus Tim Peacock (bass), the quintet’s sound has been compared to God Speed You Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Mum, Sigur Ros, Panda Bear and Her Space Holiday.

After recording through the early months of 2012 at Black Box Studios with Mario Quintero, the new album, “I’ll Know to Believe in Sparrows”, was released in June 2012 on Hawnyawk Records and is currently in the process for Australian distribution. Says Gagin, “I’ve read on record label websites that you should include your successes in your bio. The only true success we have is recording music that we like and not compromising it. So, if nothing else we have that.”

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