Soft Abuse Records
Genres: folk pop, 'doom folk'
They call it "doom folk" or something like that, which is something
of an apt name since this is generally melodic folk-pop with dark,
eerie overtones. On their self-titled debut,
Flying Canyon's doom-like effect comes mostly from a
hollow, echoey atmoshere that the songs are steeped in - they come off
as faraway and vaguely cathedral-esque.
Opening with the mesmerising and beautiful "In The Reflection," this
record takes off at a good pace and never loses sight of itself.
Sparser, delicately crafted songs like Simon & Garfunkel-esque
"Down To Summer" and "Gibraltar May Fall"
exchange spots with more full-bodied, dense efforts like "Crossing By
Your Star" and "This Can't Be My Home" with their echoey melodies and
reverberating percussion. Frequently, the faraway lo-fi feel of these
songs helps them come together really well for the chorus; "The Dawn
Curtain" is a perfect example of this.
Flying Canyon's debut album takes a bit of time to adjust
to, but its distinct melodies and unique, home-woven sound grow on
you surprisingly well.
Fun Fact: Flying
Canyon are set to make their live stage debut on Nov 11!
[Vitals: 10 tracks, 34:59,