“…William Cody Watson has made a whole record dedicated to the man himself, which is heavy on static-filled rainfall, haunted organ drones and steers clear of any Bobby Brown-style raps concerning the plot of Ghostbusters II. Divided into eleven segued movements over two sides of vinyl, Bill Murray is full of powerful and gorgeous atmospheres, with just enough grit to maintain attention, rather than drifting along in the corner like innumerable underwhelming ambient works. The movements themselves are helpfully titled along the lines of “Burning Cloud”, “Warm Neck” and “Lost Again, Demon” which in theory could all be about Ghostbusters, but the somewhat melancholic sweep of the ambience suggests that the music is more inspired by the Bill Murray seen in Sofia Coppola’s movies rather than Caddyshack. Perhaps I’m just not dialled into Bill enough, but I’m having a bit of a struggle understanding the artwork and tying the music in with the man. But whether or not specific films were used as inspiration doesn’t feel a relevant issue; Watson is simply trying to capture the essence of Bill.”
Boomkat dropped wordage on Bill Murray, and you can even download the mp3 version there in a few days (June 26th) if you vibe on that digital shit. The LP will be available from the label on the same day.
“Sublime ambient drone and ecstatic post-rock noise on William Cody Watson’s third album. The fella aka Gremylnz, Malibu Wands and Pink Priest presents his most intimate, yearning work yet in the form of eleven movements in tribute to his favourite actor, the perma-cool stoic, Bill Murray. From widescreen pads to incendiary noise harmonics and sweeping synth symphonies it’s a genuinely towering achievement bound to be warmly received by fans of Fennesz, Stars Of The Lid, Leyland Kirby, Simon Scott, Kyle Bobby Dunn or Eno.”