From the opening notes, an evocativeness emanates, and pervades throughout the album’s two long songs. We are reminded of scenes from film noir, where there exists a mundanity, or boringness, yet filled with tension or awkwardness. This tension may bring as well a sense of stillness, or stasis, from which a sense of peace or timelessness may be obtained.
We recommend listening to this album while not doing much, maybe looking out a window, or on a walk around your neighborhood, on repeat as you drift off to sleep, letting it seep in without too much focus on either listening, nor on another activity. Ida adds an introspection yet found in the Weird Ear catalogue and we are honored to be able to bring it to your ears, which we hope are open to this charmed work.
Owen Stewart-Robertson is, among other things, a native of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, a guitarist, composer, educator, performer, a mild claustrophobic, a participant in ensembles including VaVatican, Old Salt, This Sporting Life, Evelyn, Teenage Burnout, Make A Circus, Jason Ajemian’s HighLife and Folklords, Katherine Young’s Pretty Monsters, and an enthusiast of enthusiasm.
released November 20, 2016
mixed by Shawn Alpay
mastering by Wayne Peet
cover by Phillip Maisel