makeShift:shelter- a makeShift LP (SAA1145)


The fateful, final album from Austin, Texas four-piece makeShift:Shelter, a makeShift LP finds the group powerfully incorporating more synthetic/electronic sounds into their live band arrangements. The group stretches out with tasteful playing and, as always, purposeful compositions. Bill Brown’s propulsions on drum kit and vibraphone take on new colour with drum machine textures and Reagan Van Matre’s jazz-twang is given extra weight with Brian Tomlin’s guitar and thick keyboards and tastefully nimble bass playing from Mark Foley.

One listen to the beautiful “Combohooter” or the album’s stunning closer “Death Is Impressive” may leave an air of wistful melancholy when considering the band’s separation. It’s short-lived however, a makeShift LP is a gift that can be returned to time and again.

Bill Brown- drums, vibraphone, electronics
Mark Foley- electric bass
Brian Tomlin- electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
Reagan Van Matre- electric guitar

Artwork by Matias Coduri
Mastered by Chris Schlarb

Track Listing
01. The Quiet King [mp3]
02. Chillable Red [mp3]
03. Combohooter [mp3]
04. Entered Apprentice [mp3]
05. Excellent Vector [mp3]
06. Seek Better Counsel [mp3]
07. Death Is Impressive [mp3]

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