Here’s a New Song from Scale the Summit Guitarist Chris Letchford’s Solo Project islnds
Scale the Summit guitarist Chris Letchford likes to keep busy. In 2014 he released a jazz album under his own name with help from some well-known friends, a fun experiment that saw him expanding outside of the major-key, looping ditties we’re accustomed to hearing from StS. That release was bookended by proper Scale the Summit releases in both 2013 and 2015. And now, sticking to the one-release-per-year- paradigm, he’s back with a new solo project called islnds.
Check out a track from the islnds debut called “crashing” below. It’s more Scale the Summit-y than Letchford’s solo jazz work, but it’s less Scale the Summit-y than, well, Scale the Summit. There are tons of delay-soaked, major-key leads, but there’s some keyboards in the mix too, and the whole thing feels a bit more straight-forward, song-wise, than StS. The track isn’t THAT much of a stretch from Scale — it might fit on one of their albums — but I gather as we hear more of History of Robots we’ll learn the true flavor for what it’ll be like, and why Letchford felt it needs its own name.
The PRP tells us that guest vocalists on the album include ex-TesseracT frontman Ashe O’Hara on “Nghts” and Joseph Secchiaroli of The Reign Of Kindo on “Momnts.“ Cool.
The debut islnds album History Of Robots will come out on September 21st; pre-order it here.