Aviation Weather’s instrumental, astral sound, gleaned its earliest inspiration from the formidable guitar-driven rifts common among rock and punk bands of the early 80's, then progressing to more complicated instrumental and jazz music in the styles of mogwai, sigor ros, and tortoise. Las Vegas 2000, it was here, during one of the city’s most somber times, that Aviation Weather was born. Much of their music still hints at the melancholy shrouding the city while they lived there.
In 2004, after a brief foray in San Diego, Aviation Weather settled down in the much-greener pastures of Portland, Ore., where they found fertile creative ground to further evolve their music. Here, Aviation Weather is able to tap into the treasure of experiences and create music that resonates with a broad spectrum of listeners.
To live in different cities creates a wide range of emotions that you don’t really get from visiting, Portland has always felt like the right place to live permanently. The seasons, the rain, the views, the feel of the city, the laid-back attitude. All of these things inspire our creativity.
Aviation Weather’s latest CD, Fires and Accidents, takes its name from the drama, emotions and lethargy that can get in the way of one’s accomplishments. Using acoustic, analog and electronic instruments, to communicate through music. Quiet melodies repeat in various forms, culminating in a driving crescendo of guitar and drums. Other songs weave seamless guitar lines into hypnotic rhythms that hint at the peace to be found in a chaotic world.
“With every song, we try to tell a story without lyrics, in the hopes, any all of our songs can serve as soundtrack for whatever might be going on in someone’s life at that time.”