Seattle ambient chap The Sight Below today released a new album, titled The North Bend.
Unlike It All Falls Apart, his album from earlier this year on Ghostly International, this record was made under his own name – Rafael Anton Irisarri. According to RA, The North Bend is “largely inspired by the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest, and takes its title from a town in Washington state where David Lynch filmed the majority of TV series Twin Peaks”. Falling closer to modern classical and ambient than the shoegazer’s dub-techno of All Falls Apart, it’s out on Lawrence English’s Room40 label, and was also mastered by English.
Irissaei – as The Sight Below, this time – will also be touring the US this September with romantic techno maestro Pantha du Prince. Those dates can be found underneath the tracklist.
02. Blue Tomorrows
03. A Great Northern Sigh
05. Deception Falls
US tour dates:
September 17: The Echo (Los Angeles, CA)
September 18: The Independent (San Francisco, CA)
September 20: Holocene (Portland, OR)
September 21: Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver, Canada)
September 22: Decibel Festival @ Neumos (Seattle, WA)