Night Dust was mastered and cut to vinyl by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at D&M in Berlin and is housed in a heavy-duty old-style tip-on gatefold jacket printed on uncoated stock by Stoughton. Also included is a free download coupon.
Since 2005 Evan Caminiti has explored the potential of psychedelic guitar music informed by American traditions and kosmische inspirations alike. Working in both Barn Owl and Higuma as well as releasing three full length LPs under his birth name, he has released records on Thrill Jockey, Three Lobed, Important, Root Strata, Digitalis, Not Not Fun, and Handmade Birds.
With Night Dust, his debut for Immune, Caminiti shifted the focus away from amplifier worship and the desert themes his work is often associated with to focus on texture, fractured dub techniques, and spacious electric guitar compositions. Recorded entirely to 4 track cassette, Caminiti embraced the limitations of the medium and warped the original sound sources with analog electronics, searching for beauty in the hazy and degraded sounds. Inspiration came from smokey blue hues and washed out lights of some of the 80’s best vampire movies which contributes to the visually evocative narrative flow the album possesses.
Guitars moan like horns through empty city streets, vocal samples erode in devotional bliss, and webs of synthesizer float like mist. The sounds of Caminiti’s guitar become disembodied as intricate fingerpicking techniques give way to percussive thuds, streaks of feedback, and textural crumble.
Praise for Evan Caminiti :
“drone done not only well but also with concision and purpose…a sheet of luminous noise– neither harsh nor pretty, it remains, always, in motion, cycling into an eerie, gorgeous quiet before it can outlast its welcome.” -Pitchfork
“Caminiti combines Bay Area tectonics – the sounds of horns in the fog, the feel of SF ballroom era Trips festivals – with lucid six-string devotionals…combining achingly simple single note solos with endless waves of black electricity, but it’s all cut with a classic parched/desert feel that draws on inherited traditions of blues as much as imported avant axe.” – David Keenan/Volcanic Tongue
“a master of cavernous guitar…blues for a scorched earth, evoking the kinds of dystopian futures found in Cormac McCarthy and Marcel Theroux novels.” – Altered Zones