LISTEN: Lucy Claire - Suite
, August 9th, 2013 07:14
Stream the composer's excellent new EP in full below
One of the best things on the Quietus' stereo this week has been composer Lucy Claire's Suite EP, sent to us by Ghosting Season's Gavin Miller, who'll be putting it out on his This Is It Forever label.
It's the output of a trio comprising violin, cello and piano, combined with the hum and buzz of field recordings and electronic ambience, making for brilliant, delicately-wrought sketches, run through with an at-times unerringly sinister edge. The EP calls to mind contemporary classical abstraction as much as Mogwai's 'Christmas Steps' and The Lark Ascending over the its two tracks, 'Rituals In Dust' and 'Fantasia On Mildew', with Ghosting Season's Thomas Ragsdale turning in an ace, gently house-y remix of the latter under his Winter Son guise as well - have a listen below:
Says Claire of the tracks: "It is music that takes you outside, into unfamiliar settings but with familiar sounds. The milieu of the world is present in the tracks, warm and comforting yet strange and haunting. There is a slight dust on all the sounds."
It'll be out on August 19 on "handmade CD put together by Lucy herself" and download; head to This Is It Forever's website for full details.