The person behind Downtrend Shapes Renewal makes a living as a visual artist and is currently working on a solo exhibition. Keen to separate their visual work from their sound design, they found that by making music there was an instant accessibility to a project – almost auto-poetic – as opposed to the discipline they were schooled in, the visual arts.
Focused Silence is keen to give each and every demo submission a listen and it was a quiet joy to hear the ponderous musings of someone finding themselves. And that is what this album is; Truth, Beauty & Decay is an established artist experimenting with a new medium and finding themselves.
Slightly more accessible than some of the previous offerings on Focused Silence – there is structure and decorum to the proceedings on this album. Instantly accessible, this is a relevant album – there is hope embedded within each musical note of this recording; an awakening.