‘Lost Time’ is a full length self-produced album from the hazed visions of Seattle-based Close Encounter. From beautiful, dreamy uppers to strange, apocalyptic downers. That and all the raw feels from the new era.
Combining jangley disco, dark 80s pop, and 90s shoegaze, Close Encounter’s ‘Lost Time’ uses diverse textures to depict a wide range of moods, dealing with heartbreak, and the loneliness of modern communication.
Close Encounter is made of Bill Darksoft (Guitar), Bobby Sydney (Guitar/Synth), and Cameron Lambert (Drums). They play as 4-piece with a bassist for hire. ‘Lost Time’ CDs are now available for purchase online via independent record label Look Up Records, as well as in all record stores in Seattle (Everday Music, Silver Platters, Easy Street, and others).
“The record is simply gorgeous!! so addictive.”
-Renato Malizia, The Blog That Celebrates Itself
“a Fantastic record and a real artist statement“
“this is the music my brain makes when I’m dreaming“
– Alexis Silva
Here’s what others said about ‘First Light’ (2017), our first release:
“an expansive record where every glistening note reverberates and dissolves into the cosmos”
– Dusty Henry, KEXP
“beautiful and whimsically intelligent“
– Primal Music Blog
“the darker side of shoegaze … a fantastic album”
– Killing Sasquatch
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