Megafortress, “Live In Grace”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 09.08.14 in Listen to This

In Megafortress’s “Live In Grace,” Bill Gillim’s clear, untroubled voice, located in a conversational spot between baritone and tenor, moves against a glowing shape made by a few sustained keyboard notes. The notes loom like shadow puppets cast against a bedroom wall while Gillim offers a plainspoken eulogy for something lost: “I forgive all fears, andd I forgive all my worries/I forgive all my tears, even though one’s still falling.” Gillim sighs like a contented fatalist: “Climb if you wanna, baby, it’s the same as falling down.” It’s an oddly beatific sort of darkness, and it feels faintly familiar: maybe if “The Dream of Evan and Chan” were playing from one dream further down.