Big Scenic Nowhere are stoked on their new track, “The Hidden Wall,” out on their new record, Vision Beyond Horizon, to be released January 31 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
“I wrote the riffs to ‘Hidden Wall’ thinking it was going to end up on side two of the next Sun And Sail Club record,” says Bob Balch. “I wanted to have Tony Reed on side two with all mellow stuff and Tony Adolescent on side one with all fast, aggressive stuff. Literally while writing it, I was texting with Gary Arce about starting up Big Scenic Nowhere. It was then that I realized that those two projects should become one thing. Tony Reed and myself already had worked on the song ‘War Years,’ so I sent both tracks to Gary, and he dug them. We used both on the upcoming album Vision Beyond Horizon.
“I never knew how to end the song, so I created a track that allowed for jamming at the end. Mario Lalli (Yawning Man) on bass, Bill Stinson on drums and Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth) on keys completed the sound. Tony Reed (Mos Generator) played keys as well. Gary Arce (Yawning Man) came by my house in San Diego, and we recorded his leads in my backyard. Super stoked on how this one turned out!”
“‘The Hidden Wall’ is possibly the second song that I worked on from the numerous demos that Bob Balch sent to me. Many of the vocal melodies for these demos came very easy for me, including this one. It’s great to be able to work outside of my writing structure and add to the approach of other musicians. As far as I can tell, ‘The Hidden Wall’ is about self-religion and closing out the world around you to search for purpose, clarity, and inspiration. “