Manimal Vinyl release new album from Corridor – 5th December
aaamusic | On 10, Oct 2011
“Real Late is populated by thumping tribal percussion and distortion on the verge of squealing, avant-garde hysteria. Even when venturing into dirge-ful, down-tempo territory, a jazz-like sense of melodic phrasing pulls it all back together. Call it classical noise.” ALARM Press
Corridor is the solo project of Los Angeles-based musician, Michael Quinn. After noted turns in the music scenes of Boston and Seattle, Quinn moved to Los Angeles in the middle of 2008, picking up synthesizers, guitars and cello to mold a unique, vibrant sound enveloped in ethereal vocals and aura. His 2009 eponymous debut was released on Manimal Vinyl and featured eight tracks of lush, noise-drenched stories of passion, disillusion, and the coming of age in the modern world. Taking his cue from influences as far-ranging as Durutti Column, Tangerine Dream, Sergey Rachmaninov, CAN and gypsy jazzmaster, Django Reinhardt – Quinn makes sounds that only few can dare to categorize.
Real Late is Corridor’s second record, to be released on 5th December. A melodic and dark romantic trip through thick layers and waves of synth, cello, piano, quick guitar work and technically executed percussion guided by Quinn’s perpetually haunting, welcoming vocals. These are songs that speak directly to the listener, complicated by difficult and intriguing melody, but revealed in simplicity by way of its author’s talent, balancing a combination of linear movement and the element of surprise. The title, too, is merely the cover of page-turner not yet read. “The title ‘Real Late’ is more of a tribute to so many artists ahead of their time or who never had their moment in the sun. It is a title that I think perfectly explains the paradox of art.”
Leaving the singular spotlight behind as a “one man band” touring and playing countless shows all over the United States, Corridor has reinvented itself as a functioning live band with multiple members bringing the vision of REAL LATE to life.
Watch the video for, ‘Objective Lens’ here