Dear all,

I am booking some dates for JON PORRAS.

He's available in mid February 2013 onwards.

Last year’s Undercurrent marked Jon Porras’s debut release under his own
name, and saw a subtle, yet prominent shift from the sound that him and
fellow bandmate, Evan Caminiti, spent years developing as Barn Owl. Time
has seen Barn Owl’s skills and influences transform their monochromatic
guitars into something multifaceted. In the face of this evolution,
Undercurrent feels like Porras’s enshrinement of the good old days, while
also a significant step forward from his work under the Elm guise.

On Black Mesa, Porras slyly shifts his music in yet another direction. The
album acts as soundtrack to an unwritten narrative, tracking the journey
of a nameless vagabond through the desert. The vagabond’s inevitable
demise in the face of desolation is curtailed upon discovery of the Black
Mesa, a gateway for interdimensional travel.

While it’s a nice story, it was likely not a premeditated one, but one
that arose from Porras’s reflection on the solo sessions that would become
the album. Either way, these sessions saw Porras inject more melody and
arrangement into his sound. The comet-tailing sustain that distinguished
Undercurrent is still present on Black Mesa, albeit acting more as
enrichment to the upfront guitar. Despite the added breadth, Porras still
sticks to the bare necessities to get his point across, making for guitar
passages that meditate on every ringing note and hazy chord.

While the west coast is hung up on the haze of beachy guitars, Porras is
seeing the sand for what it really is: desert. In doing so, he’s created
an album whose only direct connection to the present is its commentary on
the solitude that’s slipping away from us. Black Mesa is about keeping
that solitude.

I look forward to hearing from you asap.

Have a nice w-e.



Some Noise asbl
C/O Alain Bolle
1050 Brussels 5

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