Visiting Houses have released their remix of The Cyclist track “An Abyss Part 1” This is the bands first release of material under the name. We have to point out who they are because frankly they have dedicated their lives to all things Indie, or better yet DIY. The project is from Liz and Dwight Pavlovic, undoubtedly a wonderful couple whose creative dedications find them starting a new magazine/webiste called Decoder, with long time friend and originator of the now defunct Get Off The Coast music blog, Jheri Evans. Its really a perfect union of artistry, which creates a massive amount of content on a daily basis. When they are not covering indie acts, the three sign bands to their popular Tape Label, Crash Symbols. The Pavlovic’s also own and operate Fig + Fox, a freelance design company that has in recent months, released some amazing cover art for bands and music projects around the world. Later this year we’ll learn all about their endeavors with a lengthy interview, and a artist mix that will be part of our series on iTunes. For now lets focus on their first musical release under the moniker Visiting Houses.
Their Creamed Corn remix is filled with shades of dawn, or the stroll through an indifferent revelation about what to do next. This is a song you might find resting somewhere, nestled within the in between. When listening to the tune, which is nothing if not a tad bit on the scary side, you do find some flutters of hope, even if they come wrapped in angst. In a weird way its an epic struggle to find your way through, to find something other than, to find something. I have had many days like this one, the fog and misty ambience of nature that implies a greater good, but the lack of know how to find it. Think about all the lines that cross around you in life. The plants that grow or die, the water running from the rain, the rock slide in your main entrance. This song is impressive for a first release, not because of how much is going on musically (its quite minimal), but how much comes through the way in which they deliver it. On this one, Visiting Houses paint cinematic pictures for you to ruminate on.
The remix is off the new release on Crash Symbols called Rending Brass, The Cyclist Remixes. Its a nine track album you can download for free, or purchase the limited edition tape for five bones – A dynamite deal indeed!