Artist: Low Praises
Low Praises // Waste the Night
It’s a bit shameful that I’ve waited a few weeks to share this album, but I’m rectifying that now. Here is Waste the Night, the debut album from Low Praises. This dynamic duo consists of Jimmy Spice (Liquid Skulls, Poppy Red) and Neil Lord (Future Museums, Niall) and showcases the wonderful byproducts that result from mashing these two creative brains together. Featuring album art by Nicolas Nadeau (Single Lash), Waste the Night is an opus of glistening pop psychedelia that’s as bright as the colors that grace the cover.
Bringing everything in their respective arsenals to the table, it’s as if Jimmy and Neil spread everything out in front of them and said, “Okay what can we make with this?” From there they started stacking elements to create new structures. Some swirling synth tones here, some shimmering guitar lines there, and a healthy dollop of warbling vocals right in the middle. The resulting album is a work of varying temperatures and depths. Feel free to wade around in it, but I would recommend diving in headfirst and swimming around for a while.
Title: skinned minerals
Artist: low praises
Low Praises // “Skinned Minerals”
Jimmy Spice is a busy man. When he is not fronting the amazing Liquid Skulls, he is working alongside Poppy Red with her recording process. Now on top of that he has started another side project with his friend Neil (of Future Museums) called Low Praises. If you’ve listened to either Liquid Skulls or Future Museums then you probably have an idea of where this thing might be going.
On their first track “Skinned Minerals” these two dudes put their heads together and find a common ground that is nothing short of beautiful. Mixing organic synth-based ambient music with an almost metallic, mechanical percussion “Skinned Minerals” really feels like the colliding of two worlds. All that’s left to do is stand back and breath in the collective atmosphere.
Jimmy says that the pair are currently writing and gearing up for some sort of official release, so stay in touch. Also, if you’ve never taken the chance to get acquainted with their other projects I highly suggest you do so. Liquid Skulls latest album In Lungs is particularly staggering.