Eyes of the Amaryllis Tape
Cor Ardens is pleased to introduce the debut release from Eyes of the Amaryllis. The project documents a series of on location musical encounters and conversations between friends Esther Scanlund, Goda Trakumaite, Jesse Dewlow and Jim Strong. On display is a sensitivity to the first gesture, the finger print, the miniature. voice flutters through battery powered electronics competing with the sounds of summer insects in a palette of domestic psychedelia. Ambling not quite aimlessly but always in four somewhat different directions, EotA nurses a compost of sun-dappled experimentalism, whispered folk and shambolic pop. Amplifiers in the tree below circuitries of extension chords which weave patterns on the lawn. Note carefully, the appearance of the dog who drinks lavishly from fresh ceramic. The releases accompanying zine gives the viewer an insight behind the scenes of the album from recording to sourcing of the recycled material for packaging to a whole host of other corollary frolic. From the shared meal to the alien echo, Eyes of the Amaryllis offer a day book synthesized in convivial improvisation.
Edition of 60 housed in sewn and burned recycled tyvek sleeves with booklet. Program repeats on both sides C92 to produce 46 minutes of countrified hum.