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- Official Lost Trail Website - Press, Release Info, Etc.
- Facebook Page
- Wood Thrush Tapes Bandcamp
- Wood Thrush Tapes Tumblr
- Lost Trail Vimeo
MUSIC RECORDED ON OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY / MUSIC RECORDED AS SPONTANEOUSLY IMPROVISED / MUSIC DAMAGED AND DECAYED / MUSIC SLIPPING OUT OF SYNC / MUSIC FULL OF NOTES INTERACTING BY CHANCE / MUSIC FULL OF THE SOUNDS OF TAPE SLIPPING THROUGH THE HEADS / MUSIC FULL OF BLOWN-OUT VOLUME AND CUT-OUTS AND STATIC AND HISS AND UNCORRECTED, BEAUTIFUL ERRORS / MUSIC MUDDIED OR FEEDING BACK OR IN GENERAL ACTING FUCKED-UP / MUSIC SHIFTING PITCH AS IT FLUTTERS AND WARBLES / MUSIC THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS CARVED OUT OF THE FOREST FLOOR AFTER TWENTY YEARS' NEGLECT / MUSIC RECORDED WITH LIMITED TECHNICAL SKILL OR ELECTRONIC KNOW-HOW / MUSIC RECORDED BY FEELING MORE THAN PROCESS / MUSIC RECORDED WITH THE HEART AS WELL AS THE BRAIN / MUSIC AS BROKEN AND TWISTED AND LOST AND CONFUSED AND FILLED WITH HEARTACHE AS WE ALL ARE / MUSIC FOR A BROKEN AND TARNISHED HOME / MUSIC FOR REDEMPTION FROM CONSUMING AND DESTROYING WITHOUT REGRET / MUSIC FOR ESCAPING SUBURBAN CUL-DE-SAC HELL / MUSIC FOR ESCAPING CORPORATE FLUORESCENT-LIT WAGE SLAVERY / MUSIC FOR ESCAPING BLAND AND EMPTY MATERIAL PURSUIT / MUSIC FOR THE WOODS AND FIELDS MORE THAN FOR THE CITY / MUSIC FOR FIGHTING PERFECTION / MUSIC FOR RESISTING HOLLOW DIGITAL ARTIFICE / MUSIC FOR THE NAMELESS EMOTIONS / MUSIC FOR DETERMINATION / MUSIC FOR CATHARSIS / MUSIC OUR TIRED FREEDOM / MUSIC OUR LOVE / MUSIC OUR HOPE / MUSIC OUR RUSTED VOICES / NOTHING IS FUCKED FOREVER.
"Burlington, NC ambient duo Lost Trail deconstruct source material captured at will from the town and surrounding landscape to form miniature vignettes, highlighting the beauty in nature's imperfect abstractions…The pattern becomes trance-like, akin to watching pylons reflected in frosted windows on a car ride through a particularly peculiar stretch of countryside." - Pitchfork
"If this sounds a tad hauntological, then it's with good reason. Of all the US acts attempting their own equivalent to the memoradelic experimentation of Ghost Box, et. al, Lost Trail are the most honest and convincing. Ranging from roaring fields of fuzz to spectral drone…impresses with its commitment to a singular, haunted vision." - The Wire
"What I think they really do is just progress the sounds that Mono, Godspeed, Yellow Swans, and Explosions in the Sky did: posted rock in the post-sense. Mayyyybe even that one dude who did them tape loops while the twin towers were burning down and just sat and watched. Only Lost Trail goes for the gold…" - Tiny Mix Tapes
"It’s beautiful music, almost serene, and it’s the ethereal aura that makes it beautiful…Lost Trail’s recordings are a passionate documentary as much as they are music, coughing out the past through cassette machines and portable digital recorders." - Fluid Radio
"Lost Trail has stayed relevant by refusing to stay too long in the same sonic space…Serene ambient passages that are nonetheless eerie in their sound lie against the light hiss of nostalgia. ..Lost Trail will haunt you with their beautiful desolation…The timing, frequency and nature of variations throughout the album is something to be marveled at…Every section is masterfully crafted and to think that it was all improvised in the space of one night deserves even more praise…an experience that should be fully appreciated, uninterrupted, listened to and savored then replayed and dissected to come to reach even further appreciation…Lost Trail conceal angels in the gutter, wounded with broken wings and lost opportunities waiting to be found. The gorgeous ambience bleeds a thin trace of musical melancholia, although it is never overt; she breathes quietly, a shushed town in a state of constant flux…A ghost box isn’t required to conjure voices from beyond; the music is more than capable…Ambient drone such as this is a spiritual experience." - A Closer Listen
"Recorded in a shed in rural Efland, North Carolina in fall of 2012, Blacked Out Passages threads guitars, piano, field recordings, noise, synths, organs, and percussion into gritty, sometimes hallucinatory dreamscapes within which disembodied voices and alien sounds surface alongside earthbound electric guitar shadings and keyboards. Though the recording, effectively structured and concise, frames two seven-minute pieces with two longer ones, the album really plays like one extended piece, despite the indexing and brief pauses separating the tracks from one another." - Textura
"Likely the most beautiful drone album of 2013; it is wonderfully haunted, hopeful, and organic…a mysterious venture into springtime rebirth in rural America. - Heathen Harvest
"Eerie and dreamlike, one of those third person shooter POVs where you're watching the back of your head saunter past the wreckage that is the follies of your youth." - Impose
"Some of the compositions remind me a bit of the softer side of Godspeed You! Black Emperor – the tracks where a melody slowly soars over an apocalyptic message heard through an old radio. Additional industrial sounds, noise, breaking dishes, and even some World War II sirens, create a collage of avant-garde patches stitched together into a fuzzy blanket for a restless ghost. These monochrome sounds float in the air like confetti of an abstract painting, until they slowly settle down on the creaking wooden floor, and as if by magic, arrange themselves into one solid piece." - Headphone Commute
"Awesome and perfect for watching and listening to the death of summer and the arrival of the winter…What is different to other ambient drone stuff? These guys somehow intrigue and capture the imagination…Hypnotic and masterful. What heartens me the most is that this is yet another example of artists who are fearless. Not famous, hidden, yet incredibly good." - Sloucher
"Yet another brilliant piece of nighttime ambience…chillingly gorgeous…" - Flashlight Tag
"(Lost Trail) approach music thoughtfully and rather unconventionally, like a writer composing an imagist poem with sound." - SSG
"It can be a thin music, like a sheet hung in a dark, moonlit room. As the wind caresses the fabric, it undulates and dances. You can touch it and it will give, perhaps betraying a hint of what’s on the other side. What is on the other side is part up to you, part out of your hands. Either way it’s worth exploring." - Fabricoh
"Further investigation revealed an outfit whose audiovisual aesthetic, encompassing music, films, writing and photography, was complete, self-contained, and utterly absorbing. We’ve been toying with the term ‘Disembodied Americana’ as a means of describing husband and wife Zachary and Denny Corsa’s spectral tape explorations. In truth, seeking or inventing the ‘correct’ category for this music is considerably less rewarding than surrendering to its distressed drift, tuning in to the disconnected voices beckoning through the fog." - The Outer Church
"Lost Trail is a truly realized idea and an inspirational project…As with any good ambient music, it portrays an epically vibrant atmosphere which is tasty and fulfilling. Not one note or captured moment of this collage sounds tired, bored or uninspired. A truly delicious experience, and a highly recommended album!…I cannot wait to hear more from Lost Trail." - Eternity Tree
See all interviews and reviews @ www.losttraildrone.com/press
02/28/14 - Greenville, North Carolina - The Rat & Slug w/ No Brainer, DJ Plateau
03/20/14 - Greenville, North Carolina - The Rat & Slug w/ Bookhouse, Lune Kiri, Tail Light Rebellion (SPAZZFEST @ TR&SH)
03/23/14 - Greenville, North Carolina - Granny's Bakery w/ Christopher Feltner, Guillermo Pizarro
We are part of the Living Room Visions family of experimental musicians, artists and labels - www.livingroomvisions.tumblr.com
We also run the Wood Thrush Tapes label. www.woodthrushtapes.tumblr.com
Here at Staycation, we hold the occasional house show - www.facebook.com/staycationburlington / Please email Zach for booking.
Zach also writes music criticism for A Closer Listen - www.acloserlisten.com, Beats Per Minute - www.beatsperminute.com, MTYMNHKA - www.mtymnhka.blogspot.com, Lyfstyl - www.lyfstylmusic.com, and Decoder Magazine - www.secretdecoder.net
Zach's personal blog is www.laforetdeflammes.blogspot.com
The fight against NC Amendment One - http://www.change.org/petitions/1-million-against-amendment-1