Friday, March 4, 2011
Austin/San Marcos musician Mich D. White, who records "dubbeatkrunk" as Kinder and ambient instrumentals as MDW, emailed me yet another project that was born of White's recent desire to sing and to explore a darker sound. Hymnal's songs do indeed exist on a different plane. While they're not necessarily "dark" per se, they might still be best heard in a room with little light. These are chilled-out tracks with a bluesy, jazzy vibe to them. Rightly or wrongly, I can't shake the thought of the subdued grooves of Deep Forest or a Southwestern Serge Gainsbourg. Either way, there's lots of promise here, and I'm excited to see where White goes with Hymnal. Follow Hymnal on bandcamp.