Wayne Longer's musical work as Adderall Canyonly keeps the same aesthetic as the concert posters he makes for his design house, Tiny Little Hammers. This Portland-based artist’s visual and aural output is exacting, multi-layered, and beautifully, colorfully, almost frighteningly psychedelic. As you listen closely to the arpeggiated synths, light guitar interludes, and Velvet Underground-like breakdowns come billowing around your brain like thick clouds of smoke, don’t be surprised if you have a few moments where you fear you might get lost in this audio fog bank forever. Like his previous releases on Field Hymns or his starry-eyed and beat heavy work as Oxykitten, Longer proves a steady guide through the haze on this recently released cassette. Grab hold, and trust in the soft and soothing musical voice he’s feeding into your ears.
Beneath The Crystal Canyon A Spark Remains is out now on Moss Archive.