FAR CASPIAN - THE LAST REMAINING LIGHT VINYL (SUPER LTD. ED. CLEAR WITH BLACK MARBLE)
SUPER LIMITED EDITION CLEAR WITH BLACK MARBLE VINYL
Release Date: 14th July 2023
VENUS VINYL OF THE MONTH - JULY 2023
Super limited edition pressing of only 300! Far Caspian, aka the music output of Irish producer/musician Joel Johnston, is back with their 2nd album! Their 2021 debut was our vinyl of the month for November and also our No. 2 album of the year that year... so a lot to live up to! Thankfully, it does that and more. 'The Last Remaining Light' has all the shimmering nostalgic lo-fi indie-rock elements of it's predecessor, yet is a more mature and complete body of work. Less standout tracks - more album as a whole vibe. You will stick the album on and before you know it you're slyly sucked into the Far Caspian vortex, spat out only demanding to experience the feeling over and over again. And repeat (and repeat etc.)!
FFO: Hovvdy, Deerhunter, Strange Ranger, Crisman
"Following Ways To Get Out - sophomore album The Last Remaining Light isn’t a follow up record but more so a departure into a different feel to his previous material. Joel’s influences for the new record lean heavily towards the late 90’s/2000’s alternative scene with references to Autolux’s doubled guitars and expressive drumming, Sparklehorse mixed with The Radio Dept. vocal style and ‘Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind’ styled electronic elements. Written and recorded in another makeshift studio in the basement of his record label’s office building the album lyrics depicts Joel’s reflection on being thrust back into a post-covid world where everything clicks back into repetitive patterns from day-to-day and how trying to find purpose within the modern world feels like an isolating and pressurised process. Rather than being introspective the stories within the songs reflect the people he saw day after day on his way to the studio, and how he imagined and empathised about the same challenges for others occupied behind their daily patterns of rinse and repeat. The result is a multi-layered record with moments of enlightened reflection in equal measure to inspection of the darker moments that ultimately come part and parcel with navigating life."