photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
sometime in the early 2000s i looked into the light and was converted instantaneously to the CRIMINALLY OVERLOOKED LOS ANGELES-based ALTERNATIVE ROCK band FAILURE. their UNIQUE sense of SONIC DYNAMICS, SONGWRITING and CONCEPTUALITY was unmatched during that era (with the exception of maybe TOOL). unfortunately at that point they were more than half a decade post-breakup.
it was at this point that i also discovered AUTOLUX which is an EXPERIMENTAL trio that includes GREG EDWARDS (FAILURE), CARLA AZUR (EDNASWAP, JACK WHITE) and EUGENE GORESHTER, who all sing. their sound is somewhere between SHOEGAZE, KRAUTROCK, INDIE ROCK and AMBIENT music. it makes absolute sense that members of AUTOLUX have industry experience as session musicians for FILM SCORES and SOUNDTRACKS since their music has a distinctly CINEMATIC feel to it. there is an evoked sense of MELANCHOLY and UNDEFINABLE TREPIDATION throughout much of their material. i could easily see some of these SOUNDSCAPES being utilized in a psychological thriller or in a montage where a character is steeped in deep thought.
i gues what i am attempting to verbalize is that there is a distinct sense of INTERIORITY to their sound which i enjoy. AUTOLUX is definitely worth checking out.