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motion sickness of time travel-luminaries & synastry lp+cd (digitalis)

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Motion Sickness of Time Travel's Rachel Evans returns to Digitalis with the proper follow-up to 2010's acclaimed Seeping Through The Veil Of The Unconscious. Over the course of numerous limited releases, Evans has showcased a natural ability to construct floating sound worlds that immerse the listener in an aural cocoon. With Luminaries & Synastry, she's ready to unleash a whole different kind of voodoo. Recorded through the latter part of 2010, these songs are darker and more condensed, with Evans' voice sitting even more prominently in the mix. Her synth work is effortless and mesmerizing, adding the perfect accompaniment to those vocals which are, as ever, the star of the show. On the opening "Luminaries," rhythmically hypnotic synth chords provide a gaseous backbone while Evans pierces the darkness with her voice. It's a perfect foreshadowing for what's to follow on the rest of the album, and "Synastry" follows and unfurls in a minimal and haunted fashion, reveling in its simplicity, finding a perfect balance between grounded effervescence and astral projection. Skeletal rhythms and sunburned arpeggios return on album centerpiece "Day Glow," dripping in miserable beauty -- the song makes vague kosmische nods and paints a thick coat of sublime whimsy to fill in the cracks. When it reaches its peak -- it's just absolutely devastating. Heading toward the finish line, bombarded by gorgeous, revolving synthesizer passages on "Eight Nineteen" and the blissed-out "The Walls Were Dripping Stars," it's clear that Luminaries & Synastry offers something special in the ever-expanding discography of one of the year's finest new voices. Artwork by Hobo Cult's Frank Ouellette. The audio has been re-mastered by Brad Rose and cut to vinyl at Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin. On pink vinyl. The included CD contains the entire album, plus two bonus tracks not on vinyl.


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