JOSEPH RABJOHNS & LACHLAN R. DALE - Eclipsing // Orbs [LP]
Eclipsing // Orbs by Joseph Rabjohns & Lachlan R. Dale releases March 15th, 2022 by Art As Catharsis.
180g Black Vinyl.
Australian progressive guitarists Joseph Rabjohns (Kodiak Empire) and Lachlan R. Dale (Hashshashin) team up for a record of spacious guitar compositions on Art As Catharsis.
Joseph's solo work draws from neo-classical guitar, post-rock, folk and ambient music. Through his solo compositions, Joseph aims to tame his passion for complex music with the soothing nature of folk music, and a heavy emphasis on finger style guitar playing.
On his side, Lachlan R. Dale draws inspirations from Persian and Indian classical music, sifting them through a filter of ambience, minimalism and drone.
He cites drone-metal titan Dylan Carson (of Earth), Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and Ali Ghamsari as having informed his style, while others might pick-up hints of Year Of No Light’s blackened post-metal, the deep ambience of Rafael Anton Irisarri, or the meditative sonic explorations of High Aura’d. The resulting songs flow with gentleness, yet still maintain a snarl of distortion – Lachlan’s interests in heavier music stirring in the undercurrent.