Music: Jordan Dykstra – drift study no. 1 – the right hand

Jordan Dykstra is an artist about whose praises we Portlanders should be singing more often. It could be for his work backing up Bradford Cox in his solo endeavors or helping Dirty Projectors on their album Bitte Orca. But I’d rather gush about Dykstra’s solo material, usually drone-based modern classical compositions that are as uplifting as they are chilling. He’s been adding to this Bandcamp page off and on with stray material that never ended up on a full release, and this most recent is this “drift study,” a track he recorded in a couple of hours this past October. When I hear this track, my mind flashes to being on the coast of Oregon, watching the waves spill over on the beach near Manzanita on a cold, but beautiful winter morning. What does it stir up for you?


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