In Tall Buildings
Akinetic, the new album from In Tall Buildings, a one-man polymathic project of Chicago songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall, sees its creator plunge headlong into allegories of communication, loss, impulse, vice, and mass-denialism.
With the addition of producer and engineer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine), Hall crashes through the subject matter with brightness and lucidity, yielding his most intelligent and focused songwriting yet. Working out of his house with Deck in Chicago, Hall’s efforts yield 10 tracks of spacious and textured pop, comprising one of the most sharply written and deftly recorded home-studio albums in memory.
Watch his video for “Beginning to Fade” from Akinetic: