The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Shed any musical philosophy you may have had, because Shedding’s Tear In the Sun in an exploratory journey through the cyclical nature of time and space leaving the listener feeling like they’ve transcended to become the Buddha, himself.
One man artist, Connor Bell has been constructing cacophonies of psychedelia from his home in Louisville, Kentucky for over 10 years. His newest, Tear In the Sun, is reminiscent of Hinduism and Buddhism, taking the listener through the karmic wheel with elongated harmonies, and quivering baroque accordions.
The first song on the album, “Disconnect,” causes the listener to do exactly that, as the first minute of the song mirrors the dull continuous beep of a fire alarm. What sounds like bagpipes, accordions, and bass soon follows creating a harmony that will preface the entirety of the album. The addition of scarce lyrics is done in electronic harmony with the musical layers, keeping the voice as part of the rhythm, never breaking the overall atmosphere.
Tear In The Sun is an interesting album that shouldn’t be overlooked because of its avant garde sound. Bell’s interesting approach to the origin of sound and harmony throws something new into the mix, giving the cylindrical swirl of music a new flavor as it engulfs the senses.
Stream the album below: