Boomkat Product Review:
Zomes is the most active current guise of Asa Osborne, guitarist with Dischord's hugely influential post-hardcore/drone group Lungfish (alongside Daniel Higgs). Preferring a more stripped down approach nowadays, the 15 tracks of 'Earth Grid' could be considered a distillation of his former sound, recording grainy keyboard melodies and tape-looped drum onto cassette to paint chiaroscuro, almost baroque soundscapes with a droning and meditative effect. There's definitely a kindred aesthetic spirit with some of Not Not Fun's recent output from Angel Eyes and Swanox, or even James Ferraro's 'Last American Hero', but with a less sprawling sense of psychedelia. Asa did his artwork for this too, the neatness of his arrangements reflected in a simple geometric design made from medical tape on black paper.