The debut album from Chicago’s AXIS:SOVA hit in September via Kill Shaman Records; now dig the first video from it, “Raising Hell.” Was it shot in the cool blue waters of Lake Michigan? Or is that deep dark blue the surface of a warped world through which we’ve worm-holed? Hard to be sure, but it surely is a killer sight to peek and sounds just like it looks, filtered through a deep lens of haze-guitar and swampy drum machine, voices all around.
Rightly recorded in the summer months and now released under the same season, AXIS:SOVA’s Weight Of A Color tilts from the AXIS: as a
phased haze of moon-craze. It’s music to move you in the waning hours of a muggy evening, in the slowness of the heat you want to beat; all the while raising hell, looking at you, looking at
yourself through the eyes of the other. Our peripheries are perceived in the bright-nite sky by optic and aural energies outside the lines of universal confines. These caustic plumes waft between bits of oxygen and methane, finding spots inside your brain; honestly, how else would you expect the best end (of the world) to sound? These energies will run amok between your ears just as they do outside the confining lines. Pass the beer bong, play the song.
Weight Of A Color follows 2011’s “(I Feel Like) Laying Low” 7″. Similarly, it was laid to tape at Shape Shoppe in Chicago, played and recorded by Brett Sova, with guitars, a drum machine, a little synth and a little piano. Some songs were recorded in one take with no overdubs. Others were built piece by piece, track by track. Some songs are meant for movement, others for suspension: AXIS:SOVA is your gateway, your balancing rod with which to choose your night
moves, again and again.