We're thrilled to announce that our 10th LP, Complekt, is out now on These Are Not Records!
LPs can be bought from These Are Not Records or directly from our bandcamp page and cassettes are only available from our bandcamp page.
Here's what Bobby Power (AdHoc/Geographic North/Decoder) says about the album:
"Landing’s Complekt is the band’s tenth LP and its second outing on These Are Not Records, following 2012’s Wave Lair EP. But the album is much more than another in the band’s transcendent and pristine catalog, which has sprawled across such hallowed labels as K Records, Ba Da Bing!, Strange Attractors, Music Fellowship, and more. Here, New Haven, CT’s space rock/dream pop darlings finds itself fully in bloom, comfortably continuing with the established lineup of three longtime members of Adrienne Snow (vocals), Aaron Snow (guitar, synth, bass, vocals, drums), Daron Gardner (bass), and John Miller (drums, guitar, synth).
Since resurfacing from a brief hiatus with its self-titled LP (2012, Geographic North), Landing has seemed intent on pushing the boundaries of its sound. Complekt is the culmination of this effort, and feels like the group’s natural magnum opus – a master work that cements a number of ideas Landing has flirted with previously.
The LP opens with “Light,” a calmly disarming palette cleanser that reveals itself through a fog of shimmering sound. The track takes shape out of formless and anonymous beauty, feeling not unlike the slow warmth of a sunrise through the winter’s fog. The song seems to hover in air just long enough to hypnotize, only to be shattered by the fuzz-addled mania of “Complekt.” The song sides itself more with the cool-headed psych-jams of Kinski or some riff-obsessed version of shoegaze before dissolving into the airy and effervescent “Weft” and “Shifts” two tracks that momentarily looks back to previous, levitating synth and guitar jams of Seasons, Sphere, and Brocade.
“Shifts” bobs along in a murky, aquatic drift of kosmische pop, perfectly highlighting Adrienne’s celestial coos while “Tither” takes things even deeper, drifting off into a beautifully melancholic din of sound.
The band goes deep into one of its signature, extended try’s “Grow,” a 10-minute space-raga of lo-fi bedroom pop. From it’s opening moments to the mid-song shift, it’s an alluring and addicting addition to Landing’s hypnotic canon. “Clouds II” strums along into oblivion, sounding like a lost Slowdive demo that you can’t help but become addicted to. The LP closes with “World,” an immersive trek into an ethereal cloud of sound. It’s an instant classic that serves both as a welcome return for old fans as well as a fitting entry point for new followers of the band."
In much less happy news, our friend John Miller has left the band. John has been an absolute pleasure to make music with and his input has been vitally important to the making of Complekt, Third Sight, and Body Diffuser. We wish him the best and love him forever!
Daron, Adrienne, and Aaron are moving forward as a three piece for now, but we've got some fun things planned, so stay tuned!