After the recent rash of tornado’s that pummeled Dallas, it is hard not to think about the world, the vast amount of cataclysmic events that she has hidden up her sleeves and the empty stillness in the air that she leaves behind. To me Younger, the new project featuring Ryan Daniel Hammer (Unwed Sailor, The Skull) and Matt Joynt (Anathallo) is all of these things. The deluge of sounds and noises as well the calm and often eerie silence afterwards. As you listen to each of the two 10+ minute songs on their debut “New Message” you can’t help but transport your mind to a different place and with each sonic shift you are to a new landscape, which speaks to the true creativity that is Younger.
I had the chance to discuss their creative process among other various oddities and being a huge fan of Ryan and Matt’s previous projects it was an honor to have them in our latest edition of 5 Questions.
Check out my interview with Matt Joynt – Link
When we last checked in on the post-Anathallo projects, Matt Joynt’s new group “Younger” was working on material and we had a few tracks from Danny Bracken and Erica Froman as “Doubles”. – Link
A quick update for you: Younger’s debut “New Message” is available from Positive Beat Recordings – Link
This 10 minute long song is a glitchy, electronic track that shows a new side of Joynt. You can listen to it below.
If you have been reading our site for awhile now you will know that Koz and Cal are huge fans of Anathallo. Appearing in countless “best of” and “year end” lists and documenting their every new song and move, we bordered on obsession (just do a search for Anathallo on our site and you will see what I mean). Since 2010 Anathallo has been broken up/on break and we heard little more than this statement from band member Bret Wallin:
Many of you know me from a past life. One which included month-long van rides, small rooms in the back filled with bottled water, playing Tetris with a trailer and seven people’s musical equipment, a dry hoodie over a sweat-filled shirt by the end of each night. So let’s put it on the record. It’s not as though we put a stake through Anathallo’s vampire heart. It’s more that we wandered the band back to rest, to let it sleep through the day. And whatever or whoever wakes up in its place, we’ll see.
That is until now, as we have 2 post Anathallo project sightings:
A new project from Danny Bracken and Erica Froman…….or possibly a new project as there is very little information on their bandcamp page
There is even less information about this new project from former frontman Matt Joynt
Younger is Matt Joynt (Anathallo) & Ryan Hammer (Unwed Sailor,The Skull), a collaborative effort of improvised experimental drone/noise/dance music which tend toward the discovery of liminal spaces.
Younger’s first release is coming in 2011.
See my interview with Younger here – Link
You can stay tuned to this page for more info – Link