Good Willsmith Announce Debut LP, Share Track

Good Willsmith Announce Debut LP, Share Track

Good Willsmith exist at the crossroads of minimal and maximal. For further proof, you need look no further than the Chicago-based trio's Bandcamp. The group's pieces, which they accurately sum up as long-form structured improvisations, are simultaneously sparse and thunderous. Good Willsmith's catalogue consists of several tapes released through the band's own Hausu Mountain label. The tape artwork parallels its content: futurist collage gives way to sonic bricolage, using synths, looping hardware, and miscellaneous media to construct elaborate and compelling pieces.

Now the group-- Max Allison, Natalie Chami, and Doug Kaplan-- have announced their first proper LP, The Honeymoon Workbook, to be released at the end of March. Album sampler, "& my body to breath / now ~ shower put on all black," was recorded live in a single session. The track exemplifies the band's fine tuned abilities to manipulate and layer various sounds and textures, resulting in a performance that's as entrancing as it is paralyzing. At the beginning of the ten minute track, a piece of sampled dialogue provides what could easily be the band's mantra: "relax now, as we've put together several interesting sounds just for you to experience."

The Honeymoon Workbook is out March 25 via Umor Rex Records

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