As one-half of Barn Owl, Evan Caminiti crafted an enormously distinctive brand of desert post-rock, a sound that has evolved to include electronic elements over the course of five LPs. On his new solo album Meridian, Caminiti embraces those electronic elements outright for the first time. Longtime fans will recognize his signature ominous mood coursing through this music, but on “Collapse,” those ambient drones are presented in the form of noir synth music out of an extremely dark ’80s movie. It’ll haunt and inspire you when you listen below.
Meridian is out 6/16 on Thrill Jockey. Pre-order it here.