"The Low Road" is the eighth solo release from Chester County, Pennsylvania-based multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Har, guitarist/bassist/Chapman Stickist for Christus & The Cosmonaughts, guitarist for the German synth-pop band Elmodic, former guitarist/bassist/Chapman Stickist for the atmospheric rock duo Mirror of Dreams, and solo ambient/atmospheric/heavy progressive rock/metalgaze artist.
An expedition into Lower Ground that began as an experiment, "The Low Road" was performed entirely (aside from percussion and voice) on an assortment of bass range instruments, layer upon layer: 4-string fretted and fretless basses, 6-string bass, 8-string bass, and 10-string Chapman Stick. Even the spacious ambient soundscaping was performed on processed 8-string bass, without any synths.
The result is an almost 10 minute sonic journey featuring thundering semi-industrial percussion, whirling/intertwining layers of bass melodies and grooves, that slowly evolves over time into a quieter, vast atmospheric conclusion.
Har's solo music releases have been played on such ambient/space-music radio shows as Hearts of Space and Stars End, as well as online stations such as SomaFM, Progzilla Radio, Radio Spiral, and Stillstream.
For more information about Har, please visit: www.ambientguitarist.com
Listen to Darwin Grosse's 2015 interview with Har on the "Art + Music + Technology" Podcast 008:
Read Har's interview with Prog Sphere Magazine at:
released July 28, 2017
Har: basses (4-, 6-, and 8-string fretted and fretless), Chapman Stick, percussion programming, voice.
Recorded at "Ice Station Zebra" , Summer 2017.
Photo taken on the fishing pier next to Robert Reed Waterfront Park on Chincoteague Island, Virginia.
All music © 2017 Har. All artwork © 2017 Har.