Michael Vallera is a Chicago-based musician and visual artist. He collaborates with percussionist Steven Hess (Locrian) as “Cleared” (Immune Recordings / Utech) and with artist Joseph Clayton Mills as “Maar” (Umor Rex). Two years after All Perfect Days, he announced the release of a new album. Window In is out on March 27th via Denovali Records. “Deep Sleeping Exit” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
The four tracks that compose “Window In” are an exercise in density, movement, and space. Raw studio recordings of electric guitar were taken as the foundation, then heavily altered and manipulated through sampling, erasing the trace back to origin of the sound. The result is a series of vignettes that are unattached to a particular source but instead exist in an emotive and internal state.