We’ve really been enjoying the surprise reemergence of Sun Airway this year. Local musician Jon Barthmus started sharing new material from the electro-pop project in early December with “FOAM,” a kaleidoscopic sound collage that is filled with earworm melodies to latch on to. Two more singles followed, and today Barthmus’ third LP Heraldic Black Cherry gets its digital release.
The record expands the three singles to a tracklist of 15 orchestral, lush songs and interludes, a vivid and intricate tapestry of sound bits that must have truly been a labor of love. About the record Jon writes:
dear world, i give you Heraldic Black Cherry. i spent a lot of time over the last 4 years fussing over the details, chopping up a billion samples, writing and re-writing, and re-writing and re-writing lyrics, constructing massive orchestras and stripping things down where I could. these songs mean a lot to me. making music has always given me some peace, even when that can be hard to come by, so I hope you can find some here too, even if just for a moment.
Stream Heraldic Black Cherry via Bandcamp below, and pre-order the vinyl here.
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