One would be hard-pressed to think of a more quintessential go-to artisan for dynamic and progressive new music than Lisa Papineau. One may even know her voice before they know her name, as we almost couldn’t keep track of her prolific collaborations with, among them; Air, M83, Jun Miyake, Halo Orbit, Jam Da Silva, Anubian Lights, her appearances on the (Academy Award nominated) film Pina, Watchman, Super and Crow II soundtracks, as well as her own projects, Big Sir (her long running project with bassist Juan Alderete) Pet (with composer Tyler Bates) and her eponymous group.
Watch and listen to the title track and accompanying video for ‘Oh Dead On Oh Love’ taken from the upcoming record by Lisa Papineau below –
On her fourth solo record, Oh Dead On Oh Love, Papineau has created an aural canvas of lush but quietly unsettling arrangements: strings, brass, woodwinds, and other traditional instrumentation fuse organically with ambient tones. Vocal harmonies reminiscent of 70s FM radio super groups twine seamlessly through percussive vocalizations, haunting Yma Sumac or Meredith Monk-like swells unravel into plaintive shouts.
“While writing, I could see the physical landscape of each song plainly,” Papineau explains, “…an image in the mind’s eye versus a particular chord… it took some time sitting alone in the woods to figure out how they translated sonically. And how all these fleeting images pulled together into one panorama.”
Lisa Papineau’s upcoming LP, Oh Dead On Oh Love is out on February 15th 2019 via Team Player
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