The Daily Choice: Dustin Wong – Diagonally Talking Echo
When I first started getting in to music outside of the more popular spectrum I was entranced by Japanese super-musician, Cornelius. There was something about the way he was able to bring sounds to life that shook me out of my lethargic Shin’s and Band of Horse’s lull, that let me on to the fact that there was music out in the sonicsphere that I needed to investigate. Dustin Wong strikes me a little bit like Cornelius. There is a simplicity to the way he drops sound on to the sonic canvas that seems so refreshing, so new even though he’s only using a guitar, some pedals, and his own surprising voice. When you listen to music as much as I do, you need a few of these moments a year. The song’s that leak out of the speakers and directly in to the most hallowed parts of your listening brain and remind you that’s there something else out there.
Dustin Wong just released his second album Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads on Thrill Jockey.