Photo by: Dan Mohr

Hear the whirling first single ‘Valley Voice’ now.

Ben Billington plays in Chicago projects including Tiger Hatchery, ONO, and ADT, but for his next project he’ll shift to his solo moniker Quicksails for a new album on Hausu Mountain.

Mortal is described as an “uncanny valley” drawing sounds equally from experimental electronics and free jazz. It’s a balance he nails on the album’s first single ‘Valley Voice’ which weds hypnotic, repetitive synth rhythms with a soaring, uninhibited saxophone melody.

The album will receive a vinyl pressing January 13 next year, but you’ll be able to grab it digitally next month on December 9. In the meantime listen to ‘Valley Voice’ below.

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