Lightning Dust’s new record, Infinite Light, has kind of taken me by surprise. I remember thinking the last record was alright but nothing amazing but on this one…well it just seems Amber and Josh (both of the mighty Black Mountain) have totally clicked as a unit.
The record sports some pretty disparate sounds; see: the folky acoustic opener Antonia Jane which is immediately followed by the pulsing, upbeat tone of I Knew. I really hope this record isn’t simply labeled as a Black Mountain side-project because it is great record that deserves to stand on its own two feet – much like this year’s Pink Mountaintops album. In fact, if you factor in Face Control and Dragonslayer it has been one hell of a year for Canadian “side-projects.”
Anyway, don’t sleep on Infinite Light. One of the finest records to come out of Vancouver this year (though I have a lot of catching up to do…so by all means, if you’re reading this in Vancouver help me get caught up!). Here are a couple tracks off the album.