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Perfect Circut's Bandcamp Picks - August 2021
Intimate Ambiences to Articulate Noise
"primrose by teasips is a collection of longform improvisations that encourages patience and requires attention—but once you're in the right headspace, be ready to be fully enveloped by its minimal soundscapes. At a pace on par with dusk's shift in hue gradations, these four tracks span almost 90m, cradling you into a relaxed evening mood. Los Angeles-based artist Angela Frances Wilson, who goes by teasips, often performs and records collaboratively, however, primrose focuses solely on her personal practice. It plays like a diary, raw and vulnerable—a secret written in code that can only be deciphered after spending some time observing.
Each of these four tracks has its own distinct flavor, informing each subsequent track when listened in order. "unhoped" is a gentle entry into the rest of the album, with a gentle, repeated loop evolving like high-mountain mist. "yin yank" and "yang yank" are appropriately titled, as they feel like two halves of a spectral whole, with the former exploring low frequencies and deep textures while the the latter is concerned with high frequencies and whispered currents. The final track, "concerning care" feels like listening in on a conversation in the aforementioned code, and after spending the previous three-tracks-worth of time with the language, you can finally understand."
Slowly unfolds from grief, like a sheet that never creases. Shiroishi doesn’t pick up his saxophone until nearly the end, but his long exhale is a weighted presence throughout. https://www.vikingschoice.org/archive/weirdo-bangers-sublime-metal-sideways-brahms/ Lars Gotrich