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Mary Lattimore To Release New Album, 'Silver Ladders'
Christian Eede , July 15th, 2020 14:55

The cornwall-influenced record features production from Slowdive's Neil Halstead

Mary Lattimore has a new album on the way.

Titled Silver Ladders, the seven-track LP follows on from the LA-based harpist's previous album, 2018's Hundreds Of Days. Silver Ladders was recorded in Cornwall with Slowdive's Neil Halstead, who she met at a festival when touring her last album. You can listen to lead track 'Sometimes He's In My Dreams' above.

"A friend introduced us [Lattimore and Halstead] because she knew how big of a fan I was and Neil and I had a little chat," Lattimore says. "The next day, I just thought maybe he'd be into producing my next record. I flew on a little plane to Newquay in Cornwall where he lives with his lovely partner Ingrid and their baby. I didn't know what his studio was like, he'd never recorded a harp, but somehow it really worked."

The pair recorded Silver Ladders over the course of nine days at Halstead's studio stationed on an old airfield, with Lattimore breaking away from her usual preference of working on music holed up by herself.

Speaking about the album's lead track, Lattimore says: "It's a song borne from a long improvisation – it was a section we both liked out of a longer piece. After I finished playing, Neil shaped it and looped part of it and then added his dreamy guitar line. What started out as simple meandering solo harp with a ricocheting delay got a little deeper and more fully formed with Neil's help. It's probably my favorite part of the record because it's nothing I would've thought to do, having made a lot of music on my own on the past."

Ghostly International will release Silver Ladders on October 9, 2020.

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