Boomkat Product Review:
Joseph Quimby Jr ekes out his own space between the realms of ambient, drone, and modern classical with the sorrowfully lush impressions of Court, his 3rd full length for Tombed Visions - recent subjects of The Wire’s focus on Manchester’s underground improv scene. Definitely one for fans of Max Richter’s more sombre, sanguine sides.
“There are so many elements at work in Quimby’s 5 perfectly constructed songs. The whole record is defined by a kind of prolonged intertwining of ache and ecstasy, of redemption and melancholy, nostalgia and reinvention. Pianos lilt and refract in the distance like Celtic fiddles and flutes, hazed synths curdle and grow with an uncanny naturalism that I cannot help but feel mirror not just my own emotional response, but something bigger than me, something close to human existence at its best. One of Tombed Visions primary aims is to nurture and support its talent, to allow the musicians to grow and reach a potential they can be proud of with their own music. Quimby has far exceeded that tenet with ‘Court’, giving birth to vital new and complete vision of his already stellar music that is so resolutely life affirming. It is music that makes me want to better myself and the world I inhabit. And I am proud to call him my friend. Bless you, Mr Quimby. - David McLean, January 2016”