Texture & Light’s new
album ‘Inner Space Odyssey” is an ambient trance of electronic music and
narrative lyrics. Inspired by other West Coast bands, Texture & Light’s
sophomore album represents more of his personal journey. A truly original
creation, ‘Inner Space Odyssey’ is a creative collection of samples,
recordings, and vocals.
Hearing from Texture &
Light's Trevor on the single 'This Too Shall Pass' he states it started
out as a challenge to write a secular love song. "I wanted to avoid over
used (and somewhat cringe worthy) words such as “soul”, “destiny”, and
“forever”, and try to paint a deeper picture of what the concept of “forever”
really means. In nature everything is forever, all the time and death begets
life - I wanted to tap into that idea. A lot of my lyrics come to me
while trail running in the rainforest, and This Too Shall Pass came to me like
a lightning bolt while deep in the woods."
Musically, This Too Shall
Pass is the slow jam of the record. The serene ambient feel is always just
slightly disjointed due to the drums forming a slowly evolving syncopated
polymeter feel against the other instruments. This feel is amplified by the
fact that the electronic sounds were all synthesized from scratch on hardware,
giving them a bit of an imperfect edge underneath their wall of reverb.
Countering these elements is the melodic and note filled bass line (written and
performed on bass guitar) and the pop styled vocals. The sum of all these
unique parts creates something larger - not unlike many small streams that meet
to form the river that fills the ocean before turning back to rain again.
“Predators” is a synth-driven funk and a unique sound unlike any