DISMAL LIGHT “Mindswap” C30 (Ausaca)

Ryan Rousseau is known to some as Elvis Wong of the Reatards and others as the founder of Destruction Unit. But I’d be damned if, from music alone, a fan of either of those bands would be able to recognize Dismal Light as another one of his projects. Trading in stringed instruments for electronic ones, Rousseau has decided to use his Dismal Lights project as a chance to dabble in ambient house music. The end result is admirable. Rousseau’s creative decision to put time into a solo project which sounds foreign to the more well-known side of his discography has resulted in a tape full of the atmospheric textures that would make Eno blush. 

- -Roy Blumenfeld