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Bella Union / Sacred Bones

Marissa Nadler - Strangers

$39.00

Bella Union / Sacred Bones

Marissa Nadler - Strangers

$39.00

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

“For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work.

In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone. They are the unified voice of this record, the titular “strangers.” – Sacred Bones

“Over the past 12 years, Marissa Nadler has quietly released a remarkably solid, consistent and terrific string of albums that should place her alongside dark folk peers like Father John Misty, Joanna Newsom and Sharon Van Etten. After wading into the murky waters of electronic and goth for her past few releases, Strangers finds Nadler focusing more on core songwriting elements, using her music's sonic textures more for mood.

Teaming up again with producer and collaborator Randall Dunn (Boris, Sunn O))), Six Organs of Admittance), the Boston musician crafts 11 lush and affecting compositions here, as floating guitar, minor key piano and stirring stings work off of Nadler's sweeping, haunted melodies. Although much of the album takes the same middling pace and tempo, tracks like the light, synth-driven "Katie I Know," the Morricone-esque "Hungry is the Ghost" and the white noise-backdropped "Janie in Love" show Nadler delivering her sighing vocals over interesting and inventive soundscapes.

On Strangers, Nadler seems to have her perfected her craft, adding even more confidence to keep her winning streak alive and well.”-  Exclaim!

Item description:        

Artist:

Marissa Nadler

Title:

Strangers

Label:

Bella Union / Sacred Bones

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

US and Europe

Release Date:

2016

Genre:

Indie

Style:

Acoustic, Folk, Female Vocals

Catalog No:

Bella Union - BELLA531V  / Sacred Bones - SBR-148

Condition:

New