by: Rugby Scruggs
Sep 29, 2021
Guitarist of progressive metal band Periphery, Jake Bowen, is setting out to bolster his solo catalog, dropping off a brand new single from his forthcoming sophomore LP, The Daily Sun. Though Bowen has been producing electronic music behind the scenes since 2005, it was his band being forced away from touring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that allowed the multifaceted musician to hone his meditative, atmospheric sound. Speaking on his writing process, Bowen shared,
“When I’m writing, I’m trying to get my mind to a place of peace. It can’t be too complex or too distracting — otherwise it doesn’t serve the purpose I want.”
A follow-up release to “Say Nothing” with Abbi Press from earlier this summer, Bowen’s new single “Mirage” sonically illustrates this place of peace he describes, this time with Matt Lange in tow. Ambient atmospheres flawlessly intertwine with thoughtful percussion and fleeting arpeggiators to create a zen-like experience that is equal parts addicting and soothing. Furthermore, the veteran pairing of Lange and Bowen proves to be a complementary force, signaling that perhaps there’s more where “Mirage” came from. Yet another strong release from the forthcoming LP, The Daily Sun is sure to be an exciting project to listen through.
Featured image: Ekaterina Gorbacheva