Combining the edgy spoken word sound of Cars Seat Headrest, War on Drugs and The Dismemberment Plan along with a DIY indie sound that is moody, punctuating, and pure; Belaver hones a sweet stripped-back sound often missing today.
Lain Prone is Belaver’s second solo LP, the follow-up to his 2019 album True Love Of Crime. The record is produced by country musician Robert Ellis and spiritually influenced by Neil Young, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Modest Mouse, Daniel Johnston & Bill Callahan. Lain Prone is sequenced like a novel: the opening track “Here It Comes“ serves as the thesis, and ends with the lyric, “I know it’s hard out here with all these assholes, with their laws and with their loopholes; but the worst thing that you can do is to think you’re not one too.”
Returning to live instrumentation and careful arrangement with an energetic live band presentation, this album laments detachment in the digital age. In the track “The Bilow”, the narrator acknowledges an implicit trust in the universal winds that lead and bind us. The record concludes with a dissonant experimental song in the vein of Tom Waits that is a conversation with the narrator’s former self.
Glide is premiering “In The R L” a rootsy meets solemn rocker that deals with the love/hate relationship of technology today & how dependent we are on it. What makes the song a standout is the proficient guitar work that includes compelling and confident leads that conjure classic rock timelessness and 90s college rock variety,