Pages From The Alamance Hymnal, 2011​-​2013

by Lost Trail

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    In February of 2012, we compiled our second Bandcamp page, and in doing so completed an ongoing shift from our early, tentative piano-centered work towards our current mode of guitar-drone and noise-based compositions. Now, with a bevy of new material (four full lengths, a split, an EP, and numerous compilation appearances) being released by the close of 2013, we assemble here a remastered, curated overview of some highlights and favorites from our second phase. We feel this provides a concise summary of the past two years of our work as a band. This collection may serve as a beginner's guide to a newcomer overwhelmed with our considerable discography and consistently prolific output, and also can be seen as a companion piece to 'Covered Mirrors', a sizable collection which gathers highlights of our early output. Also included in this release are several hard-to-find compilation appearances, a B-side we quite enjoyed that has never found a proper home, as well as a bonus B-side that is only available in the digital download edition. Physical orders will receive a handmade CD-R in recycled cardboard packaging, typeface, and custom stamping, made to order, and will include a new piece recorded specifically for your edition and which will never be released elsewhere. The package may include a few other surprises, as well. Thanks for listening to us. Z & D, Lost Trail ... more

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"Burlington, NC ambient duo Lost Trail deconstruct source material captured at will from the town and surrounding landscape to form miniature vignettes, highlighting the beauty in nature's imperfect abstractions."- Pitchfork

"Ranging from roaring fields of fuzz to spectral drone, this compilation...impresses with its commitment to a singular, haunted vision." - The Wire

"Lost Trail demonstrates the effects of introducing slight dissonance to fragile beauty, and it's fascinating to experience." - Half Gifts

"Lost Trail has stayed relevant by refusing to stay too long in the same sonic space." - A Closer Listen

"This is music to walk, create, or meditate to; music to lie on the floor and stare at the minutiae of the ceiling to; music to get lost and found to." - The Ephemeral Man

"What they really do is just progress the sounds that Mono, Godspeed, Yellow Swans, and Explosions in the Sky did: posted rock in the post-sense. Mayyyybe even that one dude who did them tape loops while the twin towers were burning down and just sat and watched. Only Lost Trail goes for the gold, seemingly including elements from all these artists and cramming them into (this) 16-track sound-tome." - Tiny Mix Tapes

"It’s beautiful music, almost serene, and it’s the ethereal aura that makes it beautiful. The music flirts with unseen frequencies other than human. Ghost boxes continue to tune into and pick up static, but the atmosphere is tired, a town that is past caring, dialed into a permanent frequency that is at times beautifully lit by spectral beings and at others electrically charged with fierce terror." - Fluid Radio

Further investigation revealed an outfit whose audiovisual aesthetic, encompassing music, films, writing and photography, was complete, self-contained, and utterly absorbing. We’ve been toying with the term ‘Disembodied Americana’ as a means of describing husband and wife Zachary and Denny Corsa’s spectral tape explorations. In truth, seeking or inventing the ‘correct’ category for this music is considerably less rewarding than surrendering to its distressed drift, tuning in to the disconnected voices beckoning through the fog." - The Outer Church

"Music dug out from the ruins of some total global catastrophe, when all that's left is a couple of half-busted tape recorders and a microphone. Warm and melancholy, bleak and beautiful." - Drowned In Sound forums

"Take a hike along the Lost Trail, experience the moments of sadness and isolation, expressed through dusted ambience and slowcore-ish melodies lost in the sea of digital distortion. Bleak, half-remembered autumnal impressions with a hint of field recording and found sound experimentation. For the melancholic ones." - Weed Temple

"Lost Trail will get you wistful…comes off very eerie and dreamlike, one of those third-person shooter POVs where you're watching the back of your head saunter past the wreckage that is the follies of your youth…" - Impose Magazine

"Corsa is an active ambient composer, synthesizing his songs out of what sound like found-sounds, field recordings, and a highly textural repertoire of loops and samples." - DECODER Magazine

"Zachary Corsa and Denny Wilkerson Corsa create delicate soundscapes…full of nostalgic guitar drones and old de-tuned piano keys, layered over obscure samples and field recordings. Some of the compositions remind me a bit of the softer side of Godspeed You! Black Emperor - the tracks where a melody slowly soars over an apocalyptic message heard through an old radio…a collage of avant-garde patches stitched together into a fuzzy blanket for a restless ghost. These monochrome sounds float in the air like the confetti of an abstract painting, until they settle down on the creaking wooden floor, and as if by magic, arrange themselves into one solid piece." - Headphone Commute

"Lost Trail is a project to kind of sit back and take in on a rainy day; the atmosphere of the music is dense and during times like that it just soaks in more…it has that blend of genres that I love so much…the field recordings and drone grace our ears filled with nostalgic beauty…really gives the listener something to do with its density." - Prog Archives

"Folk, drone and humming crackle are all elements that they use to conjure inner visions of abandoned rural zones of entropy. I humbly suggest you dive into their extensive catalogue and bathe in it like a moonlit pool." - The War On Mediocrity

"Lost Trail's music marries the aesthetics of the woods with industrial processes, sounding both organic and mechanic. Corsa approaches music thoughtfully and rather unconventionally, like a writer composing an imagist poem with sound. Each track is a stand-alone poem, though thematically they all form a narrative." - SSG Music

"Cinematic ambient music, in the vein of Budd and Eno as well as tons of millennial drama/horror films, Lost Trail is not to be missed." - The Nightlight

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released 13 May 2013

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