- Thrill Jockey
- 24.Nov.2016 – Passos Manuel, Porto | 25.Nov.2016 – ZDB, Lisboa
Light Falls, as a whole, features Robinson and Shaw joined by an array of musicians: Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Thierry Amar (bass, contrabass), Sophie Trudeau (piano, violin, vocals) and Timothy Herzog (drums), Cave / Bitchin Bajas’ Cooper Crain as well as Ryley Walker. The resulting output with the new lineup continues to transcend classification and expand Wrekmeister Harmonies’ sonic palette on what is their most focused, compelling and powerful release to date.
Light Falls’ title originates from the text of If This Is A Man, Primo Levi’s meditation on the year the author spent as an inmate at Auschwitz. The Italian Jewish chemist and anti-fascist resistance fighter suggested in this seminal work that inhumanity comes about when things change slowly and people begin accepting things that they would normally find reprehensible. J.R. Robinson adds:
“I wanted to sonically convey the idea of slow, creeping change. When I came up with the title I was thinking of how when daylight turns to night time it’s a very gradual process. You are lulled into watching this slow, peaceful sunset but then all of a sudden you look up and it’s dark.”
Light Falls Track Listing:
- Light Falls I – The Mantra
- Light Falls II – The Light Burns Us All
- Light Falls III – Light Sick
- The Gathering
- Where Have You Been My Lovely Son?
- Some Were Saved Some Drowned
- My Lovely Son Reprise