We’re proud to announce that our next release (DL 002) will be Blue Breath by Bellows, the Brooklyn-based bedroom-folk project of singer/songwriter Oliver Kalb. Unlike the common go-into-the-studio approach of recording, Blue Breath was recorded remotely in five different bedrooms across the U.S. Although Bellows is the songwriting project of Kalb, the record features contributions from Gabrielle Smith (eskimeaux/Frankie Cosmos’ live group), Felix Walworth (Told Slant), and Henry Crawford (Small Wonder)—all members of the artist collective The Epoch Is Now.
Bellows falls under the “folk” blanket only in the loosest sense. There’s the familiar sound of clean guitar, but the sonic space is filled with transcendent synths, shout vocals, and a barrage of drums that strip Bellows of any easy classification. Despite this, the music is still crystalline and honest, an amazing feat of songwriting and production—especially for a “bedroom” recording.
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