Post Moves is Sam Wenc, a composer and multi-instrumentalist working with sound, text, and objects. This is my first introduction to the artist, who just released an album along with The Sound Memory Ensemble titled Recall the Dream Breath. Featuring Sam Wenc on pedal steel guitar, guitar, drums, banjo, vibraphone, percussion and field recordings, Kyle Field on text and vocals on “Lorraine’s” and John Dieterich with guitar and effects on “Electric Pasture”, this album is a stunning body of work, with ambient melodies that are cinematic and vibrant from start to finish.
The guitar-driven leads on the opener “Grief Fields” are stunning, capturing a truly emotive and entrancing feeling, with percussion and banjo leads that give the opener an energy that sets the tone for the rest of the album. The meditative “Lorraine’s” with Kyle Field is just mesmerising, as the poetic, spoken-word piece is complemented by quiet guitar leads. It’s a minimalistic, ambient track that is absolutely beautiful and one of the standouts of the project. “Electric Pasture” with John Dieterich is another slow, delicate track that is absolutely stunning, while the closer “The Suicide Tree” is a breakthtaking moment that perfectly captures the emotive and soulful textures exhibited throughout the album. The cinematic and often beautiful body of work is something to admire, and for a first introduction to Sam Wenc’s music, a pretty powerful one!
Listen to Post Moves & The Sound Memory Ensemble’s new album Recall the Dream Breath below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support!