Crowbar’s Kirk Windstein releases solo debut, ‘Dream in Motion’

    Nearly three decades after his debut with Crowbar.

    Crowbar Kirk Windstein solo album Dream in Motion
    Kirk Windstein performing with Crowbar in 2014. Credit: Gary Wolstenholme/Redferns via Getty Images

    Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein has stepped forth from the shadows to release Dream in Motion, his first solo album after starting out with the New Orleans doom band almost three decades ago.

    The album’s instrumentation was largely recorded by Windstein himself, with the percussive elements and effects left to producer Duane Simoneaux. It still retains the sludgy heaviness of Windstein’s main project, but an undercurrent of tender vulnerability humanizes Windstein’s Dream in Motion in a way not previously seen in Crowbar’s discography.

    “The idea to record a solo album started out as, ‘I’m going to do an acoustic record,’” Windstein shared in a statement, “but that’s just so cliché, you know? Nothing against that, but it’s been done a million times. But I had been thinking about doing something a little more mellow for some time. It’s something I wanted to do, I needed to do. It’s another side of my songwriting, my personality.”

    Aside from his recent solo efforts, Windstein announced late last year that he would be rejoining the band Down on guitar after initially departing in 2013, as Loudwire reports.

    Listen to Dream in Motion here: