Light Creates Shadow is the musical project of Marc Changnon, Adam Young and Jered Johnson. Based in Portland Oregon, LCS has developed a distinct style that bends genres and creates a reinterpretation of the loud-quiet-loud dynamic. Combined with ethereal vocal melodies and progressive arrangements, a psychical alchemy births resonance.
After releasing a lo-fi acoustic album, 2 Windows in 2011 and 2015’s post rock/shoegaze leaning Emerge From The Illusion, LCS reformed with a new line-up and progressed into an artistic and stylistic rebirth with Ghosts pass through, running from the body. Combining progressive dynamics, uniquely delivered vocals, channeled lyrics, and intricately woven passages that power through unorthodox arrangements culminating into epic walls of sounds that lead to the construction of a profound emotional and psychological journey. Such musical alchemy was enough to catch the attention of famed producer Matt Bayles. Completed in 10 intensely focused 12-hour days in May of 2021, the rigor pushed everyone involved to exhaustion, but the belief that they were creating something special was the intrinsic motivation needed to complete the record.
“We believe music that explores the depths of what is possible between audience and artist, should be transparent about its intentions,” explains Marc Changnon. “To provide context, I’m inferring that if a band are conduits for channeled meaning, healing and collective synchronicity, then that same transference is innately present in the connection with the listener. We are going to explore this synchronistic relationship through a companion interactive web experience that will intrigue even the most hardened skeptics.”
Light Creates Shadow draw influences from artists such as; TOOL, Pink Floyd, Mastodon, Isis, Emma Ruth Rundle, The Smashing Pumpkins and Sunny Day Real Estate to name a few. But LCS believe they are establishing their own path and feel their sound is authentically their own. Changnon continues, “We are looking to create a following predicated on re-introducing heavy music to the depths of intellect, emotion, and soul, as an experiential necessity. I believe that art is at its peak when you are forced to be an active participant in the exchange.”
Ghosts pass through, running from the body will be available on LP and download on July 1, 2022 and can be pre-ordered here