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Tim Rutili, the creative force behind Chicago bands Califone and Red Red Meat, crafts a sprawling landscape of sound on his instrumental album (arroyo) Abstractions. Swirls of processed guitar, strings, and piano drift over fragments of electronic chatter and curiously indescribable percussive phrases, evoking a living, breathing sonic ecosystem.

Drift backwards down the hidden staircases of Los Angeles in a hypnotic and hallucinatory meditative adventure...

Images by Russell Brown.