We were deeply honored when we learned that the venerable K Records was interested in putting out an album for us. Yume Bitsu, our musical brethren, had released two albums on K, so it was super exciting to join them on the K roster.
"Passages Through" was meant to be an encapsulation of every aspect of what we did as a band. Dick's wonderful, intricate songwriting really shone on songs like "Wings of Light", "To See You" and "Breathing" and the interplay between clear guitars and fuzzy drone pieces was something we had been trying to accomplish since "Seasons".
This bandcamp release also includes extra songs that were added for the Japanese release.
From Mojo Magazine: "5 stars out of 5- US quartet create wonderful psychedelic soundscapes on this, their fourth long playing excursion. Plaintive songwriting, ambient harmonies, and tripped out textures ripple throughout the subconscious like a midsummer's dream. Some of the best avant-prog and lo-fi space rock around"
From the K Records web site:
"Passages Through (KLP146)
Passages Through, Landing's first release on K , is a rebirth of sorts, the sound of four good friends playing music that comes from the heart. Sometimes, the music sprawls out like vast oceans. At other times, the songs are clean and filled with heartfelt sentiment. Never before have Adrienne and Aaron dared to be heard so clearly, but the result is well worth the risk. The songs are clear and the tryyps are deep. On previous albums, Landing has offered up everything from clean intertwining guitars to long curtains of unimpeded sound sculpture. Each release has had its own feel, usually focusing on one side of the band's abilities or the other. Passages Through, Landing's fourth full length album, is an attempt to incorporate all sides into a flowing tapestry of songs. This release marks the fullness of Landing as friends and collaborators. Songs were written collaboratively and recorded live to tape with few overdubs, each band member adding his or her own distinct touch. Instruments were traded around and all thoughts were geared to the music, regardless of genre or classification. This is Landing in 3D."
released June 3, 2003
2003 Structure vs. Chaos Music
Dick Baldwin, Daron Gardner, Adrienne Snow, Aaron Snow, Adam Forkner (bass on "Wings of Light" and drums on "Namdlef Yeroc")
Recorded at home by Aaron Snow with help from Ned Clayton