Lights down, curtain up, flickering camera on: this is the world of The Projector. It’s a handcrafted album of lone guitars echoing in the twilight, nocturnal electronics and woodsy vocals in which you can hear and feel the grain. Of scenes and moods, shouts and cries and pleas, interweaving narratives lovingly birthed in Simone’s native woods, not far from the Kaaterskill Creek upon which he himself was born.
Preorder vinyl now and receive the stunning album opener and title track ‘The Projector’. Spectral, almost skeletal at first, before the man’s resonant voice and spartan guitar are joined by shiversome choral vocals from Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan and haunted folktronica from London’s genre-surfing experimentalist Four Tet. The track is a hallucinatory walk through the backrooms and hallways of modern human paranoia and tech-induced loneliness, as the warped choir sings: ‘All the while you felt so alone/but all the while there were bugs in the phone and you were not alone.’
“Each song somehow sounds like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.”
Laura Barton | THE GUARDIAN