1. Western Fence Lizard
3. Cottonwood Road
5. Grosvenor Arch
Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante) is steeped in minimalism, repetition, and subtle timbral shifts. The group combines synthesizer, guitar, and drum machine with sounds derived from field recordings to assemble looping arrangements that recall the harmonic and textural density of Seefeel or Christian Fennesz, and with the raw percussive foundation of classic Jamaican dub productions of Lee “Scratch” Perry or Scientist.
All the sonic material used on Changing Landscapes (Grand Escalante) was recorded on location near the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument in rural Utah. The sounds of dry leaves, dirt, and water meld together with bubbly filtered guitars and droning synth layers to form the contemplative heart of this album.