Lowercase Noises I've Been Lying Open / A Little Time With the Tree's Roots (Self-released)
Short things often get a bad rap. Be it little people, short stories, short tempers or heaven forbid, short albums. But why are those such a bad thing? Albuquerque artist Lowercase Noises new album, I’ve Been Lying Open / A Little Time With the Tree’s Roots is a small middle finger to any who doubts the magnitude of tiny things. With just two tracks, each one half of the album title, Lowercase Noises is an all caps slow jam that will make you feel as if you just happy-cried. That sounds deep. For just two essentially smoldering tracks it builds into something transformative with which to face a stressful world. Lowercase’s star, also known as Andy, says his forever and always goal is to play the guitar as slowly as possible; I can definitely attest that this is true and alluringly so. With its succulent slow jam properties, this record is is bliss in a blip. This album achieves greatness with brevity. It demonstrates that—like short shorts, short speeches—short albums are just fine in a world that may seem at times overwhelming and just a bit too large.