In Tall Buildings

In Tall Buildings

Akinetic, the new album from Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall’s one-man polymathic project In Tall Buildings sees its creator plunge headlong into allegories of communication, loss, impulse, vice, and mass-denialism. With the addition of producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine) Hall crashes through the aforementioned subject matter with brightness and lucidity, yielding his most intelligent and focused songwriting yet. Working out of his house with Deck in Pilsen, Chicago, Hall’s efforts yield ten tracks of spacious and textured handmade pop, comprising one of the most sharply written and deftly recorded home-studio albums in memory.

Due out March 2nd 2018 on Western Vinyl, Akinetic could not have transpired in any other time. Since his 2015 LP, Driver, Erik Hall has produced records for ambient artist Justin Walter and labelmates Lean Year, all while touring perpetually and sowing the seeds for his own new album. Where his previous titles were natural documents of his musicianship and songcraft, Akinetic arose from deliberate intent to write in concrete pop forms, lyrically informed by what he observed of modern culture, namely its fixation on technology-driven pseudo-progress at the cost of direct communication. “Rather than merely dwell in an inviting musical bed,” Hall states, “I wanted to write songs with intentionality that would more directly declare themselves to a listener instead of just passively inviting them in.

Eliot Krimsky

Eliot Krimsky is a composer and songwriter, co-founder and lead singer of the band Glass Ghost, keyboardist and media artist. Glass Ghost has been called “delicately brave” by Andy McCluskey of OMD, and “weird and mournful yet highly rhythmic by Time Out New York. The band has been featured on NPR, HBO and has played shows with the likes of Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors and Sharon Van Etten. In 2015 Glass Ghost did an interactive new-media performance at Lincoln Center presented by Performance Space 122. Krimsky also works with Open House who’s piece “Rememberer” had it’s Washington D.C premier at American Dance Institute and it’s NYC premier at BAM for the Next Wave festival. Krimsky has played with Meshell Ndegeocello as well as the band Here We Go Magic -- which whom he’s played numerous shows - including at the O2 Arena London and at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Krimsky’s music has been highly featured on film, television and new media -- appearing on PBS, HBO, New York Times and at film festivals world wide. His composition for the film Supergirl was recently aired on PBS Independent LENS. His music has also been dance for choreographer Beth Gill’s “Portrait Study” -- which opened for Laurie Anderson in her Live Ideas Festival. Krimsky is currently in mixing stages for his first solo album entitled ‘Wave in Time.’


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