• LP

Because Of A Flower

  • Cat No: KRANK230LP
  • 2021-01-07

LEAVING RECORDSからのデビュー作が大きく話題になったANA ROXANNE。モダン・ニューエイジの新星。意識下に働きかけるような音のポジティヴな効果のすばらさしさ。KRANKYからニューアルバムです。

昨年の〈LEAVING〉からのアルバム「~ ~ ~」で、注目されたANA ROXANNE。シカゴの名門〈KRANKY〉から、ニューアルバム「Because Of A Flower」をリリース。エレクトロニックとヴォイス、正調の波動で描く。音に宿る力。ヒーリング・ミュージック。前作よりも映像、イメージを喚起させるようなストーリー性が強くなっている気がします。必聴でしょう。推薦! (サイトウ)

The sublime songs comprising New York-based musician Ana Roxanne's second record, Because Of A Flower, germinated gradually across five years, inspired by interwoven notions of gender identity, beauty, and cruelty. She describes her process as beginning with “a drone element and a mood,” then intuiting melody, syllables, and lyrics incrementally, like sacred shapes materializing 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 songcraft, a chemistry of wisps and whispers, sanctuary and sorrow, conjured through a fragile balance of voice, bass, space, and texture.

Despite a background studying at the prestigious Mills College in Oakland, Roxanne's music rarely feels conceptual, instead radiating an immediate and emotive aura, rooted in the present tense of her personal journey. She speaks of the flower in the title as a body, singular and sunlit, as many petals as thorns, an enigma beholden only to itself. But whether taken as surface or subtext, Because is a transfixing document of a rare artist in the spring of their ascension.

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