Debts Of Love
"Debts of Love” is the fifth release by Some Ember (Dylan Travis & Nina Chase). A collection of song sketches, “Debts of Love” was self-produced in a warehouse near an airport, on the edges of a small town in California’s rural central coast. Comprised of vocal loops, digitally destroyed samples, and wavetable synthesis, “Debts of Love” contains no drums. Debts of Love contains nothing, in fact. Debts of Love is a blank tableau to be written upon. Debts of Love is an empty canvas to be painted upon. Debts of Love is an emotion to be acted upon. Debts of Love is an acidifying ocean. Debts of Love is a supreme pair of opposites. Debts of Love is an empty reservoir. Debts of Love is the Moon crashing into the Earth. Debts of Love is an empty beach strewn with jellyfish. Debts of Love is the premonition you feel before receiving a text message. Debts of Love is the rain absorbing into parched earth. Debts of Love. Debts of Love. Debts of Love.
Self-produced and recorded over a period of two years, the new full-length album from Calfornia duo Some Ember is the culmination of a range of experience for these two wanderers. Some Ember is rich with meaning, sonic creativity, and emotional energy, a striking evolution from previous releases Hotel of Lost Light and Asleep in the Ice Palace. Here, cold synthesizers and harsh industrial beats dominate the A-side, while swirling drone and organic percussion characterize the unique second half. The exceptional voices of Dylan Travis and Nina Chase balance the record, their melodies anchoring things firmly in the pop realm. Thematically, Some Ember explores the emotional contours of the perilous, exhilarating era in which it resides: channeling the free, open skies of California; cataloguing the oppressive grip of technological obsession; the deep contradictions inherent in life under the shadow of a crumbling post-colonial empire.