· By John Frazier
Welcome Museum of Light to the Spartan Family! Debut Album "Horizon" Out June 10th
Welcome Seattle’s Museum of Light to the Spartan Family! We’re thrilled to release the band’s debut album Horizon on June 10th. The trio (which notably includes Rob Smith of Traindodge on drums) expertly balances the opposing worlds of heavy and ambient music; equal parts big, crushing, overwhelmingly heavy riffs and dreamy, zen-like washes of ambience and found sound.
Guitarist, vocalist Ted Alvarez explains,
"Those would seem to be incompatible, but the more we played, the more we realized those two things could mesh, and could be incredibly appealing to us. For us, both are coming from places of joy, pleasure, and serenity as opposed to anger or rage. Don’t get us wrong — there’s plenty of wonderful aggressive music that comes from those places. But there sure is a lot of it already. This stuff should be a release to listen to and certainly to play, and that’s ultimately a positive vibe."
was recorded at Sharkbite Studios and Anti-Sleep Studios in Oakland, CA
with Kowloon Walled City's Scott Evans (Thrice, Heiress, Thou, Sleep).
Look for for the first single "Soft Openings" to be released in early April and
pre-save Horizon to be the first to hear it on June 10th. In the meantime, get acquainted with the band by downloading their 2021 2-song single for free on Bandcamp.