As with a lot of the best experimental fare, the story of how the new album by Unrecognizable Now, the duo project of Marcus Fischer and Matt Jones, was recorded is as important as the sounds they created.
The title Two Rooms (out now on the UK label Kesh) is a reference to the fact that the pair set up shop in the basement of an office building downtown. The musicians then put microphones at either end of a concrete hallway, then took their instruments and amps into another and started playing. The music they captured as a result sounds as you would imagine: ghostly and ethereal, warm and delicate. You can almost feel it around you, as if you were in another room or the floor above in the same building being lulled to blissful slumber by the music.