Lived In, by Pacific Northwest-based artist Gabriel Celestino Higgins, is a densely meditative work that initially seems concerned with drones, but which upon further investigation slowly reveals layers of submerged harmonies throughout a landscape of curiously degraded sound.
Delicately strummed guitar notes supply an almost imperceptible emotional momentum to the music that begins to create an interesting tension within the listener. There's an almost palpable sense of one's self inhabiting a sacred space once removed, as if this is music you're experiencing from just outside of a cloister, or across town from church bells sounding at dawn.
released March 1, 2019
This Guide To Saints edition is completed remastered by Lawrence English at Negative Space.
There is a moment, four minutes into K1, where the dense haze breaks and you're granted a delicate, beautiful respite. It lasts half a minute, and then you never hear this again. Moments like these, and the weight they hold, makes this simultaneously the most gorgeous and harrowing album I have ever heard. contrapaasso