Written over the past five years and consisting of seven tracks, ‘Because Of A Flower‘ was “inspired by interwoven notions of gender identity, beauty, and cruelty.” Roxanne describes her process as beginning with “a drone element and a mood,” then intuiting melody, syllables, and lyrics incrementally, like sacred shapes materialising from mist.”
“The experience of identifying as intersex informs the album on levels both sonic and thematic, from spoken word texts borrowed from tonal harmony textbooks to cinematic dialogue samples and castrati aria allusions. It’s an appropriately interstitial vision of ambient song-craft, a chemistry of wisps and whispers, sanctuary and sorrow, conjured through a fragile balance of voice, bass, space, and texture.”
‘Because Of A Flower’ is scheduled for release 13 November on Kranky. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
2. A Study in Vastness
3. Suite Pour L’invisible
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7. Take the Thorn, Leave the Rose