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Kali Malone Details New Album, 'Does Spring Hide Its Joy'
Christian Eede , November 16th, 2022 17:14

The three-hour record features Stephen O'Malley and Lucy Railton

Kali Malone is set to release a new album in January through Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ label.

Malone plays tuned sine wave oscillators on the record, while there are contributions from O'Malley on electric guitar and Lucy Railton on cello. The piece, from which you can listen to a 22-minute extract just below, was created between March and May of 2020 during the earliest lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was during this time that Malone was invited to the Berlin Funkhaus & MONOM to develop and record new music within the empty concert halls.

In a statement, Malone said: "Like most of the world, my perception of time went through a significant transformation during the pandemic confinements of spring 2020. Unmarked by the familiar milestones of life, the days and months dripped by, instinctively blending with no end in sight. Time stood still until subtle shifts in the environment suggested there had been a passing. Memories blurred non-sequentially, the fabric of reality deteriorated, unforeseen kinships formed and disappeared, and all the while, the seasons changed and moved on without the ones we lost. Playing this music for hours on end was a profound way to digest the countless life transitions and hold time together."

Does Spring Hide Its Joy will be released in a 3xLP set that totals two hours in length, while a 3xCD package will add another hour to the composition. It will also be available in full on digital formats.

Ideologic Organ will release Does Spring Hide Its Joy on January 20, 2023.