For fans of:
The Denison/Kimball Trio, The Roots of Orchis, Heroin & Your Veins, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, Black Chamber, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Povaroe, Manet.
"One cool thing, with each passing year, is seeing awesome people doing awesome stuff... this unexpected gem from my old friend Aaron. Rhythmic with nice touches of dissonance that continually made me wonder what was coming around the corner."
— Robert Fish
“Aaron has managed to artfully blend heavy (and at times aggressive) drums and bass with growing layers of melodic and meditative guitars, organs, strings, and many other instruments on ‘Fire Hurler’. This contrast is its greatest strength; physically drawing you in with cyclical rhythms and keeping your attention as layers of melody build and fall away on top of this strong foundation. Track after track the mood and timbre of the songs and production take on a darker and more foreboding quality, giving the album a sense of progression and storytelling rarely present in instrumental music. ‘Fire Hurler’ is a journey well worth taking, make sure you take a good pair of headphones with you.”
— Eric Leavell
"'Fire Hurler' is a collection of intricately layered songs with a mesmerizing blend of genres and instrumentation. Combining drums loops with melodic trip hop bass lines, ghostly cello, and atmospheric keyboards, each song stands as a testament to Aaron of Lighthaus's prowess as a songwriter and instrumentalist. Combined, though, the songs become something more. 'Fire Hurler' is an intense, evocative, and approachable album."
— Bob Hyde
"Lighthaus is a departure from many of Aaron Edge’s sonic ventures yet still maintains his signature. At times I found myself associating it with a horror/thriller film. The strange and delightful uniqueness to this is that I also still found myself nodding my head. It’s spooky yet groovy. Melancholy while still being sexy. There’s a simplicity to its layers that lets one enjoy each instrumental take among the sum of its parts. And I sure was surprised at how industrial it sounded at times. What a feast."
— Ryan Price
released January 1, 2020
All instrumentation, audio sensations, photography as well as this record's design was created, performed and executed by one Aaron D.C. Edge. This collection of tracks was documented and recorded with him at the helm at Myelin Studio in Portland, Oregon. Mastered by Eric Leavell at Husk Recording in Portland, Oregon.
This is a departure from the recent western soundtracks and Americana style that I've been releasing as of late. At first, my intension was to create a trip hop collection ala Massive Attack, Portishead, and the like. But, as I worked on the tracks, they took on quite a different vibe altogether. They each got away from me—took on lives of their own—and perhaps that's why I'm so proud to share them. Thank you for listening.
—Aaron Edge of Lighthaus
Solo moniker of American multi-instrumentalist and experimental musician, Aaron D.C. Edge. Lighthaus contains elements of
jazz, hip hop, down tempo and post-rock. It is what it is. — Aaron's past/present sonic endeavors include: Hellvetika, Man of Multnomah, Lumbar, The Entirety of Suffering, Bible Black Tyrant, Ramprasad)....more
Your body may be in bed, shivering and drenched in cold sweat, but your mind is far, far away, in a surrealist hellscape made up by our collective consciousness, where all souls go to die after going through a reverse Samsara of sorts, getting filthier and filthier as millennia pass by. Highly recommended for fans of dirty, spacey sludge. Peter Rabbit