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Jason W. Walton Streams "Yakshi"

"Mara" is the eclectic solo seven-inch from Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller master draftsman Jason W. Walton. Composed via field recordings from various places he would visit, Walton captured the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

Walton thematically composed these songs around his struggle with sleep paralysis - a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak, and react.

Following the stream of "Alp," today the song "Yakshi" comes online for communal discovery with Walton noting:

"'Yakshi' is the second and final track of 'Mara' and deals with the terror and helplessness one experiences when in the throes of sleep paralysis. In this state your mind is awake yet your body is paralyzed. Your cries of desperation travel no further than your own head and are obscured by the buzzing waves of darkness. 'Yakishi' encapsulates this experience and gives me surges of anxiety each time I listen." More...

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Jason W. Walton Streaming "Alp"

"Mara" is the soon-to-be-released seven-inch from Agalloch bassist/Self Spiller mastermind, Jason W. Walton.

Arranged during the summer months of 2013, Walton collected field recordings from places he would visit, capturing the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

During mid-2014, Walton manipulated and processed these sounds into disturbingly haunting pieces which would become the basis of "Mara." Today the first helping of "Mara" comes online titled "Alp." If you dig ambient weirdosity, check it out below. More...

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Jason W. Walton Releasing New Album

Agalloch bassist and Self Spiller mastermind Jason W. Walton has been creating surreal and otherworldly soundscapes for over twenty years.

In the '90s he began working under the name Nothing and released four full-length albums and various EPs. He performed live as Nothing in the Midwest and the West Coast before retiring the name in 2003. Watlon remained busy with other musical endeavors knowing that a return to ambient noise was imminent.

In the summer of 2013, Walton began the songwriting process again by collecting field recordings from places he would visit. He captured the din of humanity on the downtown Portland streets, the rush of ocean waves in Southern California, and the mysteriously comforting monologues emanating from an AM radio.

During mid-2014, Walton manipulated and processed these sounds into disturbingly haunting pieces which would become the basis of his soon-to-be released "Mara" seven-inch. More...

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