Solo artist Penzias and Wilson — yes, there is only one of him — is set to release a new single titled “Tantalus Sunset” on April 26, 2024.
The single is part of a seven-track EP called Low Modes which explores the seven musical modes rooted on the note A-flat. “Tantalus Sunset” takes the Lydian mode, often described as a “bright” or “sunny” mode, and turns it dark.
Some of the lightness in the Lydian mode pokes through, but the mix of prepared piano, electric guitar and violin on this new song offers something more contemplative.
“Tantalus Sunset” follows a year after the release of the previous single “Sonata Agita”, and both tracks appear on Low Modes, which is slated for release in Fall 2024. Rounding out the track list is a new mix of the debut single, “Rescue the Fly.”