produced by AIM LOW
tracks 1 & 3 engineered by lachlan fletcher, mixed by marshall vaillancourt
recorded in the oven, montreal, qc
track 2 engineered by edan scimè stokell and lachlan fletcher, mixed by lachlan fletcher
recorded at the loyola chapel, montreal west, qc
mastered by jon drew at taurus recording, toronto, on
artwork designed by AIM LOW and angeli.ca
lp jackets stenciled and spraypainted by AIM LOW
photography by AIM LOW and alex menjivar
Hail from the land of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Esmerine, Broken Social Scene, Picastro and Fly Pan Am, “Aim Low” is an ambient-drone project with hints of shoegaze elements that reflect similar waves as those of Nadja and Jesu but in a more constitutional tone. With eight releases since 2011 the band has truly mastered the art of producing music that varies from hypnotic themes to dark and abstract atmospheres. And to top it up “Aim Low” latest release “Scratched Out”, a 25-minute records released on Vinyl and Digital accompanied with a Scratched Out T-Shirt ( if selected ) doesn’t differ or derail in any form from its awesome musical path.
For what it’s worth, as dark and as heavy this new title is, I personally find it even easier to sink in. It took me one listen / one hit of the play button and all my senses instantly synchronized with the noise vibration. In no time and without a glitch, I found myself floating in the same direction with the music. After multiple listening since its release date, I think the best part is that; it is safe for us to say that “Aim Low” has created a solid / impenetrable yet digestible release filled with dark and soothing textures. The music integrity has the tendency to blast borderlines and taking one out of its comfort zone which somehow gives you / listeners a curious peak into the thought of the mastermind composing the tunes.
“Aim Low” dark, brooding and experimental senses speak voluminous and unmeasurable depth that alternates on every listen. One has to experience the sound in full listening mode in order to truly define those interchangeable feelings and emotions which is TOTALLY EPIC. I know I said it took me just one listen to fully grasp the concept of the sound but that could also be based on the generic factor that I am indeed a heavy ambient listener. All said “Scratched Out” is a release that I would recommend to all ambient / post-rock listeners in the blink of an eye. So by all means… CHECK IT OUT.