Falling Guitar is Kallie Lampel’s first release for JASS since 2017’s Lamp Shade. A collection of seven minimal pieces using a stripped-down setup of guitar, a modest set of effects and a occasionally a handheld tape cassette recorder, the album possesses a simple but luminous brilliance, with a sense of motion suspended in the night sky.
This soft foundation of the spiraling loop & the latitude of volume control elicit the singular & impulsive works of Falling Guitar to present as apparitions patiently making themselves present, just visible enough to etch out their woolly topographic characteristics before fading away into the distance. The brief nature of this collection belies its focus & patience: Falling Guitar is an exercise in solitude, spaciousness, and spontaneous creation.
90% of digital proceeds from Falling Guitar will be donated to Amazon Watch, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization & environmental advocacy group dedicated to protecting the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin.