Boomkat Product Review:
Rod Modell (aka Deepchord) heads up the Our Lady of the Flowers collective, debuting with a sublime consolidation of dub techno, ambient-pop and psychedelic shoegazing frameworks.
Pointing his ferric particulates to magnetic north for a nightlight to mythical lands, Modell and his bandmates - Kevin Dunham, Jeri Frantz, Erinn Pegan, Jay Buckets and Warren Doss - use Tibetan gong feedback, field recordings of religious ceremonies, and crude homemade electronics to feel out a series of imperceptible segues between low fidelity sound worlds linked by infrasonic bass.
To be fair, we’re not sure if the vast majority of home stereo set-ups can actually reproduce infrasonic bass levels at perceptible levels, but the subs are so low as to verge on barely-there. That air-trembling low end pressure underlines the transition between eight sections, although you’d be hard pushed to pick out where they start and begin, and that’s probably the point - the drifting voices and amorphous, opiated tones are intended to pull listeners out of earthly mindsets and into lucid dream states, with a breezy nature that literally and metaphorically sweep the mind’s eye clear and preps it to be massaged by Our Lady of The Flowers’ subtly suggestive gestures.