Talk West – “Cognitive Dissonant Trance II”


A lovely, if not haunting piece out of Scissor Tail’s stable this morning. Talk West glaze their pedal steel pieces with lonesome, glacial auras. A soft skitter of drums in the background pushes the queasy, slightly anxious lines of “Cognitive Dissonant Trance II” forward. The song is offset by a video with scenes of a maritime fire and quaint suburbia in Super 8. Riding the line between post-rock from the Chicago school and the ambient country ripples that have spread out in the past few years, this is another one to watch for uneasy calm. Talk West is an alias of Scissor Tail labelhead Dylan Golden Aycock. The cut comes from a new cassette, a split with fellow pedal steel improviser Gary Peters, out this week. Check out the video above.

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