The Glass Pavilion – “Signs & Wonders”


Presenting a gentle yet emotive instrumental rock sound, When the Blazing Sun is Gone is a new album from Leeds-based artist The Glass Pavilion. The tracks have a tendency to unfold serenely and patiently, expanding into memorable textures and progressions, evident structurally on “Charlotte (Aurora)” and “Winter Gardens.” “Signs & Wonders” opens with more vigor; the lush guitars evolve steadily into an impactful rock fervency past the 40-second mark, the guitar textures and symphonic electronic layers converging enjoyably throughout.

The project commenced when the artist was forced to give up guitar after medical issues, forcing electronic work rather than handling instruments. The resulting album is more in the vein of post-rock and shoegaze than electronic music, despite being created using all synths and virtual instruments. The result adds an extra layer of atmospheric charm, highlighted by The Glass Pavilion’s strong songwriting.

Stream the album in full below:

“Signs & Wonders” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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