Shoulder The Burden, the new single from Reid Willis, taken from forthcoming album, Sediment. The record is a dialogue of haunting whispers and crying synths, positioned around a pulse and a drone of one note, a recording and recoding of a family member. Willis’ is digging into the darkness. An exercise in harnessing notions of anger and agitation to make something charged with a pulsing stark attitude.
Following ‘Mother Of’, Reid Willis’s previous album released on Mesh, ‘Sediment’ is yet another conceptually powerful collection of songs. It is an intricate impression of changing states – of decaying and eroding matter that overtime is not lost, but changed into something new: sediment. Willis thoughtfully illustrates this idea of symbiosis and metamorphosis by creating a narrative that runs through the album. Each track speaks to, and leaks into the next, creating not just an album but making an LP into a singular entity.