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A Portrait of Nothing

by Balcony View

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Ryan Varnell Deliciously ambient. One hell of a ride. Favorite track: Neverending Dreamless Sleep, Part 1.
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Balcony View returns with ‘A Portrait of Nothing’.

Powerful echoing rhythms. Wave after wave of marching chords. Patient landscapes with soft gradients. The pleasing lights of dawn and dusk. A smooth surface pulled taught over rolling forms. The warm tones of an afternoon. Slow tempo versus raw expression. Pale, luminous passages balanced by splashes of color. Set against a dark wall of time. The nearness of distance, not background or foreground. Cycling between immediate reality and sleepy abstraction. The journey home is long, but ‘Portrait’ points the way.


released November 14, 2013

© 2013 Step Pepper Records
All songs by Balcony View
Front cover art by SE Parrie & C Blanton
Guitars, piano, banjo, vocals - C Bridges
Recorded, mixed and mastered by C Bridges in Birmingham & Auburn


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