Always lurking beneath the surface, Sam Wenc's latest for his Post Moves project devotes nearly 45 minutes to drifting and restorative solo pedal steel guitar music. Hinted at in prior releases, "Unison of Motion" is a larger exploration of the disquieting, homespun american music Wenc tugs at. The 7 tracks unite to create something cosmically traditional and synthetically burbling. Wenc steps aside from the full band outfit here and unfetters himself from compositional pop, instead honing a more improvised approach. The pedal steel playing brings to mind others that have used the instrument outside of standard operating procedure (Daniel Lanois, Chuck Johnson) and the aforementioned synthesizer work recalls other songwriters turned modular interlopers (Sam Prekop, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith). All told, it's a climatic and somewhat mournful listen, one worth the time to slow down enough to catch the drift.
released July 6, 2018
Sam Wenc: pedal steel guitar, synths, effects, field recordings
Recorded in Portland, OR 2017-2018
Mixed by Sam Wenc
Mastered by Ben Durfee
Design + Layout by Lobby Art
supported by 5 fans who also own “Unison of Motion”
This collection of original compositions is superb! I’ve been a professional musician and teacher my whole life and Post Moves has put together a groundbreaking collection of guitar compositions uniquely mixed and embedded with sounds of past and future. Hints of Pat Methany, Ralph Towner/Oregon and John Abercrombie. I dig it and you will too! Thank you Post Moves for so much creative detail and top-notch playing ability. Bravo!
Sue Burkhart/Superkart Supe RKart