YNICORNS just released his debut EP, “Falling and Fell” – 3 songs of instrumental post-rock music. “Sleepy, ambient, glitchy post-rock from the mountains”, says the author Doug Stanford and the man got it completely right. Grab a drink (or a juice if you’re straight edge), sit back and and immerse yourself in another reality.
WINCHESTER, Va.-YNICORNS has come to make people dance and lull them into an introspective slumber, and he’s all out of make people dance. The debut EP from the solo post-rock project of Doug Stanford (formerly of Harrisonburg’s Panoramic and The Output, currently creator/producer of web music show auxsend.tv) features a trio of songs exploring themes of new love, heartache, and the unwritten future through layers of textured guitar loops and delays.
“This entire project has been a way for me to explore past emotions, nostalgia, and things that have been hard for me to process and understand. I wrote these songs for my wife, about good and difficult times early on in our relationship.”
Stanford began work on music for YNICORNS in mid-2013 after a seven-year break from writing original music. “Falling and Fell” represents half of the overall aesthetic of YNICORNS, down tempo songs rich with atmosphere, cyclical guitar lines, and structures that build on top of themselves into complex structures out of simple components.
A full length LP due out in 2014 explores the other half of the YNICORNS aesthetic, IDM influenced glitched beats paired with interlocking guitar lines that bend unusual phrasings into familiar rhythms. Still rooted in the exploration of memory and thick texture and atmosphere, the forthcoming LP will be filled with completely new songs to entice and tucker out the listener.
“Falling and Fell” is available for streaming and purchase on the YNICORNS bandcamp site, http://ynicorns.bandcamp.com. Fans can connect and stay up to date with future news and releases through http://facebook.com/ynicorns. Stanford is available for questions and interview at firstname.lastname@example.org and 540.771.0558.