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Meemo Comma: Sleepmoss

"Sleepmoss sets a new precedence for Rix-Martin's work
as an artist and her role as commentator to the winds and rain."

Lara Rix-Martin marks her first album release on Planet Mu with an eerie ode to the changing seasons on ‘Sleepmoss‘. Awash with field recordings and natural ambient tones, Sleepmoss sets a new precedence for Rix-Martin’s work as an artist and her role as commentator to the winds and rain.

Whilst embracing the elements and their all-mighty power on her latest long player, Rix-Martin has been busy with her label Objects Limited, focused on releasing music from female and non-binary artists, whilst releasing music with her husband Mike Paradinas as Heterotic.

Opener ‘Reaping’ is a shadowy piece, drones pitch up and down inducing the feeling of being lost in the woods as the end of the track the keys grow afraid. On ‘Night Rain’, Rix-Martin employs synthetic, gloomy samples collaged together to resemble a windy night. Evocative and powerful, the whole record drifts in and out of consciousness in this way, all at once inducing a feeling of being lost on a moor or waking up peacefully in an English garden.

Wholly imaginative, each track carries naturally to the next in perfect soliloquy. A delicate woodwind symphony is heard on ‘Murmur’, with bird-song sample bringing a level of peaceful equity to the track. Totally organic, we find at times when the samples sit naked on the ear we are left in a captivating space of nature, much like a feeling of being in a VR simulation. On ‘Anglewood’, a sombre synth plays solitarily before being layered upon lightly. Distortion, above all, creates a sense of place within Sleepmoss.

More than just a sonic mirage, Rix-Martin has created a record of meditative solipsism that both blends into the background and arises at the forefront of our attention.

‘Sleepmoss’ is out now via Planet Mu. Order a copy from Bandcamp.

TRACKLIST

1. Reaping
2. Night Rain
3. Murmur
4. Anglewood
5. Winter Sun
6. Amethyst Deceiver
7. Windross
8. Lichen
9. Meadhead
10. Firn
11. Sleepmoss
12. Psithur

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