Enigmatic musician David Wesley Sutton, better known under his LXV alias, joins Warm Winters Ltd. with a pair of process-oriented pieces. Both revolve around very short samples played through various different devices, which allowed Sutton to reconfigure them in a live “playing” kind of environment. Rather than endlessly repetitious, these loops are like amorphous forms, constantly shifting, evolving, always drawing your attention to a different moment within their short duration. The title “things that may not be connected” is in part a reference to these subtle changes in loops, as well as a reference to an ongoing interest of Sutton’s in high levels of pattern recognition in people. LXV continues to forge his own path, with work so understated and unassuming it’s impossible to look away.
released May 20, 2022
Released by Warm Winters Ltd. as WW021
Produced and mixed by LXV
Mastered by Adam Badí Donoval
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This music Marta created, holds stillness and space just as much as it holds notes and chords, and it is in those spaces between notes that captured my attention so much. This music requires some patience and is for everyone, but I find it gorgeous. Especially when everything finally comes together on the last track, "music" with a choirs wordless vocals taking the chord changes and melody all the way to the climactic ending. Joe Borreson