Hotel Neon

by Hotel Neon

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roel funcken The difference remains subtle in “A Lament”, the achingly melancholic opener, but becomes increasingly apparent as the album becomes more sonically subaqueous, particularly the grainy textures and mechanized rhythms of “Dust and Drag”, the subterranean pulses of “The Eye’s Mind”, and the distant thundercloud rumblings that permeate “Lowly”. The effect is not unlike the way the right matte and frame can flush out the deeper hues and enhance the composition of a painting. Favorite track: The Crushing Weight.
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Dotflac Despite the simplicity of its creation, the self-titled Hotel Neon is an exemplary ambient album, and if it wasn't for Ian Hawgood, I would have missed this aural gem.

Processed guitar layers and a very few effects unfurl through seven long pieces and immerse us in a sea of textures, where the repetition and the reverberation of the heady sound loops picture oneiric landscapes and endless horizons.

Gentle and mesmerizing, this remastered work will leave you spellbound and weightless. Favorite track: The Crushing Weight.
Ian Moore Blackwell
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Ian Moore Blackwell Like bringing a forest to your room.
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John It takes me to the event horizon of my mind.
Jonathan Spratling
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Jonathan Spratling The ambient project from the guys in The Sound of Rescue, and it shows. Gigantic swells drift past one another at a tectonic pace - my favorite album to lose myself in. Favorite track: Dust and Drag.
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Restraint over haste.
Perception over presumption.
Awareness over intent.



released January 16, 2015

All songs written, recorded, and produced by Andrew and Michael Tasselmyer with a 2-track USB recording device, assorted cheap guitars and effects processors, and a personal computer in Wilmington, DE.

Photography by Hotel Neon.
Mastered by Ian Hawgood.
Design by togoshi + mondül.

Many thanks to Shannon Penner and Michel de Jong for continued inspiration, and to Jon Rodman for giving impetus to this project.


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