Bless whatever cosmic winds brought together this split between NYC guitarist and composer Ezra Feinberg and multi-instrumentalist John Kolodij. Traveling deep blue highways of the mind, their split LP opens up the stunning vistas that link these two artists in sound and texture. Their compositions offer an immersive headphone record that pairs rich guitar work – thick with droning overtones or riding heavy with in-the-red distortion – with bucolic woodwinds, brass, piano, strings and electronic processing. An album that finds both artists at peak form.
Ezra Feinberg is a guitarist, composer, and psychoanalyst living in Jackson Heights, NY. Feinberg was the founding member of the San Francisco psychedelic rock collective Citay, releasing albums on Important Records and Dead Oceans throughout the 2000s. As a solo artist, Feinberg has performed and toured near and far with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Steve Gunn, Alexander Turnquist, Cruel Diagonals, Daniel Carter, Jonas Reinhardt, Christopher Tignor, Kath Bloom, Robbie Lee, High Aura’d, Glasser, Ava Mendoza, Buck Curran, Real Estate, and many others, and has ongoing studio collaborations with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Arp.
The multi-instrumentalist composer John Kolodij has been releasing music under the moniker High Aura’d for the past decade. He’s released albums on TYPE Records, Whited Sepulchre, Unifactor, Debacle Records, & Bathetic which have garnered accolades from The Wire, Pitchfork, NPR and Tiny Mix Tapes.High aura’d has shared the stage with Loren Connors, Charlemagne Palestine, Susan Alcorn, Barn Owl, Angel Olsen, The Body, Deaf Center, Mary Halvorson, Scott Tuma, among many others. Collaborations with Angel Olsen, Jon Mueller, & Mike Shiftet, Andre Foisy/Locrian, & JohnTwells/Xela.
cott Tuma, among many others. Collaborations with Angel Olsen, Jon Mueller, & Mike Shiftet, Andre Foisy/Locrian, & JohnTwells/Xela.
“Feinberg and Kolodij have tended towards headphone records in the past, but this one is primed for listening in a personal bubble. They balance darkness with light in equal measures, creating a record that’s part new beginning, part tidal breath.” – Raven Sings the Blues
“Both artists work patiently with sounds, staying present in moments that stretch on indefinitely, without seeming to long for resolution or catharsis. This is music for sitting absolute still, looking inward.” – Dusted Magazine
“If you have any interest in the more textured zone where post-rock has bumped into its good friend, post-classical, even out-folk; the world of Talk Talk, of Rachel’s, others, then let’s just be saying this album might be one to build a nest in your head. It’s a very pretty thing that does much across the quartet of tracks it contains.” – Backseat Mafia
released August 28, 2020
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri
Album Art, Layout and Design by Daniel Murphy
Produced at New Orleans Record Pressing
Ezra Feinberg – acoustic and electric guitars, piano, electronics
Robbie Lee – flute
Jonas Reinhardt – Arp Odyssey
Produced by John Thayer at Thump Studios
John Kolodij – Guitars, organs, & electronics
Dylan Baldi – Saxophone on Geometry of Space