2018-08-23 06:19:18 UTC
Amos val is the musical project of Nathan Jurgensen. Formed in the garages, storage units and basements of the Portland, Oregon, Amos val’s sound is layered, meditative, crushing and introspective. Since 2007 it has seen many additional members come and go but for the last two years, it has been solely curated by Nathan which led to the 2018 release New Teeth.
Thematically, the album puts ugly personal growth at its center and stands life up against the grand scheme of time. It revels in allowing things to decay so that change can occur. New Teeth’s lyrical explorings include panic attacks, the universe, isolation, time, triumph, surgery, babies, fate, friendship, flesh, teeth, dreams and guitar meanderings whose patterns fuse, bend and break apart. All held together by big, beautiful drums.
From the driving wall of "Holy Grass" to the dark aggression of "Skepticism" to the heart-wrenching falsetto of title track "New Teeth," the album is a cathartic and flowing encounter.
Because Amos val is driven by a sole member it is free from internal scrutiny and is free to live as long as it wants to express itself. Live shows are rare but forthright and sincere music is frequent.
- Dread - 05:01
- Holy Grass - 05:28
- New Teeth - 04:00
- Skepticism - 05:35
- Tail Bitten - 03:21
- Meanwhile - 05:24
- Wool Fingers - 06:10
- Nym - 05:14
- Glow Worm - 02:16
- Monism - 05:39
rock, ambient, post-rock, shoegaze, Portland
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
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