Wastelanders is a Chicago, IL based ambient solo side project by Dean Costello, also of Harpoon, Diatribes, and Winters in Osaka.
This second release finds Costello exploring the unfathomable depths of Cosmic Despair. The 53 minute epic expands and contracts, drifting on through a woefully auspicious expanse of ambient, vocal-less guitar and organ suites. Textures condense and grow, gradually coming forth, and as the album unfolds it builds in depth and dimension. Waves of spacious flotation accompanied by trolling, lulling bass frequencies lead us head first into the glorious abyss.
Cosmic Despair was mastered by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording and co-released by Basses Frequences & Calls and Correspondence (CD), and Space Idea (Cassette).
A portion of the proceeds for this release will go to benefit two Chicago organizations - West Town Bikes and One Tail at a Time animal rescue.
released May 8, 2012
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