"When It Comes" marks the final video of our Room 205 visit with High Places. Forming their artistic partnership in May 2006, Rob Barber and Mary Pearson have produced numerous recordings, including two long players. The most recent of which, High Places vs. Mankind (Thrill Jockey Records), marks the first release since the band's relocation from New York City to Los Angeles, California. Serendipitously, partnering the dense atmospherics and dark beats of High Places with Room 205's rainbow arrayed yarn sculpture = perfect fun. Enjoy.

High Places began as an experiment in collaboration: two people with diverse artistic backgrounds coming together to merge their skills and aesthetic tastes. Rob Barber grew up listening to punk and hardcore, and Mary Pearson studied bassoon performance, but both gravitated toward a DIY compositional style and a love of layers. High Places' songs contain a fascinating range of aural layers: bells and bird calls over a wash of ocean waves; mallets hitting mixing bowls over treated guitar and glockenspiel; Mary's reflective vocals over Rob's homemade beats. The result is an imaginative and spacious amalgam of sounds that is as immediate as it is refreshing.


• YouTube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC4EEUwd7e4kYsSY8n8HzG6ixrFpKv40m
• Vimeo: vimeo.com/album/2230432

• Flickr: flic.kr/s/aHsjtMC5pX

• SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/goincase/sets/high-places-at-room-205


Executive Producer
• Incase: goincase.com

• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Set Designer
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com

Audio Engineer
• Butchy Fuego: twitter.com/butchyfuego

• Jon Barlow: vimeo.com/jonbarlow
• Sophia Rubio: nothingisbeautifulanymore.com
• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

• Otto Arsenault: ottoarsenault.com

Art Department
• Lauren Barlow
• Melissa Huddleston

• Frits Dejong: imdb.com/name/nm0208997

• Arlie Carstens: disastercasual.typepad.com

Performing Artist
• High Places: hellohighplaces.blogspot.com

• Thrill Jockey: thrilljockey.com

Room 205 Theme Song
• Cora Foxx: theheapsf.com

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