Copper Harbor 3am

This haunting track by Chicago-based Joshua Abrams evokes a tactile dreamland where giant church steeple carillons melt into millions of discombobulated music boxes which continue to chime the passage of time. In this strange darkened landscape of infinite fireworks displays, tiny digital purrs saturate the air, stirring the gossamer aura of this tranquil nightmare. Abrams beautiful juxtaposition of electronic tweaks and field recordings made on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is pregnant with foreboding disaster, with just enough hypnosis thrown in to simulate utter apathy. Yeah, I know, the sky is falling…isn’t it pretty though?


—RN