Bram Devens has been a fixture around here for sometime, and whenever he ekes out a record under the Ignatz name, I’m always reminded of the simple charms that his records evoke. The first track from Ignatz’ upcoming record The Drain, on Kraak, is full of his signatures; the subtle hiss of tape, somber plucks and that high lonesome howl that Devens brandishes so well. The track is simple, but the weight and sadness that come with it hit pretty hard. This is a cleaner version of him than I’ve heard on his past releases and the direct approach is becoming for sure. This track bodes well for what the rest of The Drain has in store. Cant wait.
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