Pools Of Light
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Constellation)
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Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The debut solo full-length by violinist and sound artist Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion,Black Ox Orkestar, Vic Chesnutt, Carla Bozulich). Recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh(Jerusalem In My Heart, Suuns, Matana Roberts, Eric Chenaux) RIYL: Sibelius, LaurieAnderson, Sarah Davachi, Benoît Pioulard, Loscil. Jessica Moss is known best as the violinist,co-composer, and backing vocalist with the acclaimed chamber-punk band Thee Silver Mt.Zion Memorial Orchestra (SMZ) and the avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar. As fansof these projects will know, Moss has developed a distinctive and impressive approach toviolin that combines a natural technical fluidity, a recombinant command of folk, classicaland modern idioms, and an adventurous exploration of signal-bending and analog effectsthat uniquely expand the spectrum of the violin as sound source. Her solo work is deeplyrooted in live performance, where she builds up and breaks down stunning longformcompositions in real time with an array of pedals - including octave/harmonizers andsamplers/loopers. To hear all of this rallied on her debut full-length solo release is intenselyrewarding: comprised of two side-length multi-movement compositions, Pools Of Lightunfolds at a stately, inexorable pace, combining sound-art and signal-processed timbres,extended melodic and contrapuntal lines, and the periodic deployment of stark, minimalistvocals.