LA008: RON - "Material Progress"
"Material Progress" highlights the continued efforts of Portland, OR duo RON to divest from cluttered composition and heavy handed catharsis. Seeking space and and urging patience, RON unfolds each piece in a cloth-like manner. Laukkanen (autoharp, Juno, effects) & Wenc (pedal steel, critter guitarri synths) peak at a world unquantized, without calculation. What happens if we were still? Certainly, similar sentiments have been probed within the canon of new age and drone music before. With their latest, RON pries open the door a little further, with new found confidence, patience, and curiosity.
RIYL: Mountains, Barn Owl, Bitchin Bajas
Format: CS / DIG
RON is the Portland, OR ambient duo of Carl Laukkanen (synths, authoharp, effects) and Sam Wenc (pedal steel guitar, synths, effects).