Chasms / Subtle Bodies
Album: Subtle Bodies   Collection:General
Artist:Chasms   Added:Aug 2014
Label:Sleep Genius  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-08-15 Pull Date: 2014-10-17
Week Ending: Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 27, 2017: Ode to Year Two
Not In This Dimension
4. Dec 09, 2014: Eclectic Erudition Fall 14 week 11 started 15 minutes late
When It Comes
2. Mar 04, 2017: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
When It Comes
5. Dec 08, 2014: In The Year 1,000, 8,000: Best of 2014 Pt 1 [2ndHR Reissues, 3rdHR Local Scene]
3. Mar 04, 2017: Music Casserole
Not In This Dimension
6. Oct 27, 2014: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: JLWN-DDLM Edition

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2014-08-14
San Francisco duo, Chasms’ new release, Subtle Bodies, brings together material from their first two cassette-only releases as well as a brand new track. Their sound is a combination of dark shoegaze with elements of industrial, goth, and doom, complemented by Jess Labrador’s ethereal voice that is at times intense and loud. The LP gives us a glimpse of this band’s promising future by showcasing inventive tracks that use heavy distortion, echoing voices, drum machine-generated beats, and striking guitar work in every track. Gloomy, sometimes bleak but overwhelmingly beautiful. Highly recommended.

RIYL: Teenage Filmstars, Cranes, Miserable, Eroc, Bad News, Cocteau Twins, and Skullflower.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7

1. (3:37) **N.V.S. – A harsh drum machine beat is the background for a track full of great vocal and guitar work. Solid.
2. (4:17) Riser – Labrador’s voice comes to the foreground. Cocteau Twins would be proud.
3. (5:23) **Not in This Dimension – Chasms most polished track. A superior achievement.
4. (3:06) Soft Opening – The most atmospheric track on the album. Lushy and dreamy.
5. (3:04) *When It Comes – Upbeat elements, drowned out vocals, 90s shoegaze here.
6. (5:01) *Darker Outside – Tense bass and drum machine semi-industrial beats. Distorted guitars and vocals that are reminiscent of Cranes’ Alison Shaw.
7. (11:30) **Dissolution into Clear Light – Ambitious track full of distortion and layers of guitar effects. Recommended.

Track Listing
1. N.V.S.   4. Soft Opening
2. Riser   5. When It Comes
3. Not In This Dimension   6. Darker Outside
  7. Dissolution Into Clear Light