Founded in 2012, Neil Lord has an impressive catalog of wide ranging solo and collaborative albums under the moniker Future Museums. Lord recorded Rosewater Ceremony Part II: Guardian of Solitude (out October 19, 2018) by himself in 2017 immediately following Rosewater Ceremony (released Feb. 2018) using the same set of gear in his home studio. On this round of inner explorations and mental projections, Lord expands his emotional palette beyond the ubiquitous bliss of the first Rosewater Ceremony to include a dimension of empathetic consciousness. Gently pulsing percussion and bass sequences materialize into tastefully reserved rhythm sections, guiding Lord’s solemn guitar leads through the vast swells of atmospheric strings and shimmering trails of cosmic dust. Future Museums plunges deep into electronics for the Rosewater sessions, embracing drum machine, sampler and analog synthesizer as the primary voice. Future Museums has always forged a uniquely trance-inducing realm of sound manipulation out of a remarkable mix of intuition and technique, and now Lord has expanded his vocabulary both emotionally and tonally while continuing to preserve his essential center.
Click HERE to listen to "Presidio" and read the review from Complex Distractions
Click HERE to listen to "Housewarming" and read the review from SomewhereCold
Click HERE to order your copy of Rosewater Ceremony Pt.II: Guardian of Solitude - out October 19, 2018 on cassette and digital download from Holodeck Records.