May 23, 2006

Giddings Love For Who: Artist to Watch

Oliver Herring - Chris After Hours of Spitting Food Dye Outdoors (2004)

“If somebody actually just walks up to you and says, ‘Hey, do you want to do something out of the ordinary?’ there might be a little reluctance at first. But deep down, you want to do it. It’s adventure. That’s what brings people in front of the camera. I also feel that when you’re in your own environment that’s where you experiment, where you do all kinds of crazy stuff. So I thought, ‘Okay, let’s just see what happens if I allow that to unfold.’” — Oliver Herring (on the execution of his food dye exhaustion performances)

Giddings Love For Who is a young project built upon the talents and curiosities of Timothy Oyen and Jonathon Schoepk, two current Madisonians and soon-to-be New Yorkers. I usually wait to post early sounds until I gain the perspective of their album, but these have been sitting on my digital desk for almost a year and I can't horde them much longer.

The tracks are dynamic ratios of thoughtfully meticulous construction hazed by ambient laissez-faire. Heavily sterile electronics are counterweighted with Tim's expressively haunting vocals and mature ear. Small themes self-actualized with personal vulnerability explode to cinematic proportions in ways that simultaneously threaten and inspire. Elements tend towards being drawn out, but time spent is time rewarded. Rooted densely in life experience, artistic diversity and depth reveal a beautifully articulated perspective that has much to offer.

Based purely on their promise and perhaps prematurely, Giddings Love For Who is an enthusiastic pick for artist to watch. I'm told they are concentrating on laying an album and planning a tour for August... so you'll be hearing more!

Giddings Love For Who - Initial Remarks (mp3)

Giddings Love For Who - Step to Stream to Rivulet (mp3)

Giddings Love For Who - The Inevitable Pseudo Boy (mp3)

Giddings Love For Who - Representation of Time Express (mp3)


At Wednesday, May 24, 2006, Anonymous beth said...

great post, really like the tracks. can he play in your barn?

At Friday, May 26, 2006, Anonymous anita said...

these tracks remind me of an old friend's side project but with 3x the talent. it will be interesting to see if they join the brooklyn scene.

At Friday, May 26, 2006, Anonymous Josh said...

Known Tim since he first started dabbling with garage band. Its amazing how far he's come. Will definitely be following these guys.

At Friday, June 02, 2006, Blogger Kyle said...

Giddings Love For Who is on Contrast Podcast #9... podcast here and post here!


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