ALBUM REVIEW: EXIT STRATEGY - Exit Strategy I
Astral shifting colors and warping wood. When I close my eyes and listen to this album, that is what I imagine. I can feel the trees around me come above and grow in millions of directions, the skies and the sun spilling out into each other and mixing, blending. And I hope that is what this project was supposed to do to me. The lyric-less feeling of the music gives rise to a lot of interpretation and reflection, which I always love. I’m struck with memories of Jerry Vayne's STELLAR album 'The Attic' throughout this album. While this album is very different in its own way, I can still feel several similarities. This is an interesting piece of work, and I think it presents itself in a very solid and good light. One of the distortions used on the album is a little too lo-fi for me, but other than that I wouldn’t change anything, and I even find myself liking the crackly digital distortion often throughout sounds like 'Wrath'. The title of the work leads me to believe that there is going to be a part 2, and possibly even a part 3 (all the best stories are trilogies, right?) and I cant wait to put them on, pop in my headphones and sit out in the woods, feeling the music and getting into the images that I can conjure up. Strong album, strong ideas, and a strong voice, even if the voice is wordless. I recommend this one. Charlie J.J. Kruger