VOCABULARY | Good Things
Vocabulary (Savannah, Georgia’s Cameron Allen) really slows it down and moves toward atmospheric experimentation on his newest five-song EP, “Good Things”. The instrumental “Night Time” sets the mood with pans and other haunting effects playing over lines from John Cassavetes’ film “Faces”. Vocabulary says the songs are sketches of ideas, recorded on a whim, with a built-in laptop mic and an 8-track digital recorder (a TASCAM DP-02). The second song, one of the EP’s standouts, “Falling”, plays intricately with fades and sullen vocal repetition, “I could try to fall …” It’s a really beautiful. Halfway into the track, the looped warped sounds and soft whispers are joined into an extremely distorted clapping sound, used as percussion. The tone of the songs may be sullen, but there are glistening moments within them. You can download the record for free at Vocabulary’s website, or listen to more of his music here. — David D. Robbins Jr.