Album Review: Photay – Waking Hours

Evan Shornstein’s work as Photay has always been admirable for his uncanny ability to make alien textures and off-kilter melodies sound warm and familiar. His latest album, Waking Hours, finds Shornstein moving closer to the spotlight and embracing a more pop-centric side to his songwriting, showcasing his voice more than ever before. Though he pares down some of the sheer sonic ingenuity of his past work to make way for this stronger focus on vocal arrangements, the album remains one … Continue reading Album Review: Photay – Waking Hours