The Ironic Distance

by Lowercase Noises

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Haggis Found love with someone I have known for 17 years last year. She used to live close, but moved to CA ten years ago. So ironically, we both finally find love but it comes with distance. This album, given the title, and especially track #2 marries our situation perfectly. Thank you.
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blackmonkey Music, when it’s art, is not perfect when there’s nothing left to add, it’s perfect when there’s nothing left to take away.
Andy is an artist and these tracks are all perfect.
Evan McGee
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Evan McGee This album beautifully coherent, incredibly relaxing, but also strangely compelling towards something I don't understand yet. Favorite track: I'm Afraid Anymore.
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droueche59 This album is the equivalent of an afternoon hot cup of earl grey. It might be easy for a casual listener to slap a "this album chills me out" descriptor or a "background music" label to it, but this hits a deeper level: aligning, rather than a numbing escape.
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These songs came about during a somewhat unprecedented burst of energy and creativity following a living room tour that ended in November 2017. I limited myself to only guitar and synthesizer (with the exception of a piano part on one song that was screaming to exist). The resulting songs are minimal and focused within comfortable arrangements that never take you by surprise, but rather move you along at a satisfyingly slow pace.


released March 16, 2018

Written and recorded by Andy Othling
Mixed by Matt Kidd (
Mastered by Taylor Deupree (
Artwork by Steven Kemner (


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Lowercase Noises Albuquerque

My name is Andy. I'm interested in playing the guitar as slow as possible. This is my music.

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