Intersecting Lines Of Power

by Lost Trail

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Split C60 w/ Native Prairie, released in conjunction with Sunup Recordings. Available digitally/as separate cassettes here - or here digitally/as a split cassette-

"Lost Trail is Zachary Corsa and his wife Denny, who we know through a groovy music-sharing facebook group called Living Room Visions, which also functions as an informal collective of experimental musicians and adventurous weirdos. All in all, a good crowd. 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. Though most of his music seems to operate in the space of cavernous drones, 'Open Space Reserve' is an instance of a more emotive strain in his music, laying a calming melody out on keys and surrounding it with a collage of noise and distant voices. Weirdly enough, his latest EP 'Intersecting Lines of Power' has been released by two labels - as a standalone EP via Sunup Recordings and as a split, with Sunup founder Marcus Eads' project Native Prairie, on Corsa's own collaborative label Wood Thrush Tapes." - Dwight Pavlovic, DECODER Magazine

"What’s the first thing that comes to mind when fronted by Lost Trail’s split opener “O’ Black And Fallen Smokestacks, Rise!”? GY!BE and spin off A Silver Mt. Zion? Post-Rock? Sparrows Swarm and Sing!’s O’Shenodah Mighty Death Will Find Me? More Post-Rock?! If so, then you’re wrong, wrong, wrong and WRONG!

While the name could definitely be a nod to inspirations and influences, the music contained within this and the other two songs on the Lost Trail side of the split, titled Intersecting Lines of Power, is a continuation of Zachary and Denny Corsa’s experiments in field recordings and drones. The music unfolds slowly, growing in power and stature only to dwindle down and cross to more disturbing grounds. This is not an easy listen. I repeat: This is not an easy listen! but with the amount of stuff going on every minute, the ebb and flow of soundscapes, it forms a force field so strong until it crushes everything halfway through track one. The broken piano loops in “Open Space Reserve” tell a mournful story over a sound of children playing in the distance and everything coalesces beautifully in the final track which combines all elements to brutal effect. The chants at the end summon goosebumps and end this first side on a definite high. I will confess to not having every Lost Trail release so far, but from what I have heard, I would definitely say this one is a winner and one that shouldn’t be ignored as 'just another ambient release'”. - Mohammed Ashraf, A CLOSER LISTEN


released April 30, 2012



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Lost Trail Memphis, Tennessee

Lost Trail is the ambient/drone/shoegaze project of husband and wife duo Zachary and Denny Corsa. Utilizing lo-fi, obsolete recording technology, they aim to capture a sense of atmosphere and landscape in both man-made and natural, wild environments.

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