Always and Forever, Amen is the glorious debut LP from Asheville-based electronic artist William Gerhardt. While the album is best digested from start to finish, "Night Terror" stands out as exemplary of William's deft compositional style and penchant for exploring a variety of textural landscapes in the course of one composition. The airy synthesizers and a pitch-shifted vocal sample early in the track evoke images of a gleaming dream-world, but it disintegrates just before it is realized. We are affirmed when a steady groove returns out of the fog and gloom of this new realm, however our comfort is fleeting and we are thrust into the void during the outro.
Enjoy Always and Forever, Amen, out now on Wepushbuttons