Camphor – The Long Dark

When I first received this track from Camphor and it listed similar artists such as Sparklehorse, Elbow and Andrew Bird, I knew I had to check it out. Camphor is Max Avery Lichtenstein, working in frequent collaboration with producer/engineer D. James Goodwin (Bob Weir, Kaki King, Kevin Morby, Bonny Light Horsemen). Today we are featuring The Long Dark from the album “Here Where The Light Falls” which was released on October 2nd, 2020.

The song starts with just an acoustic guitar and slowly builds with ghost-like background vocals followed by Liechtenstein’s own atmospheric voice. Sparse drums eventually fill the track with subtle power that brings to mind the early Velvet Underground. To accent The Long Dark, Lichtenstein has directed and assembled this haunting animated video that we are now featuring.

From the artist:

“Here Where The Light Falls” offers a raw look at the emotional struggles we face when the world drops out from below our feet (something many people can relate to in these times of uncertainty and upheaval).

Informed by film composer Max Avery Lichtenstein’s experiences after a life-altering medical diagnosis, this moody-but-ear-catching collection of songs and instrumentals brings the listener on an intimate journey through desire, unexpected loss, depression, and perseverance. Although the themes are dark, a lightness shines across the song cycle thanks to Max’s sweet voice and stirring production techniques.

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  • Love Max and his family. His music is reflective and inspiring. He is one of the coolest, most talented and nicest guys I know! I love this album and all it represents. He was clearly more productive during quarantine than I was ??????

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