This selection of musical expressions has acted a vessel for settling my nerves and has on many occasions cured my anxiety while crossing continents.
Forest Swords – Crow Beak> – The Gaol Them Are Us Too – Floor Massive Attack – Rush Minute Neurosis – Belief Farah – Law of Life Tricky – Black Steel Arca – Anoche Exploded View – Orlando Surachai – Leaning into Pain Chelsea Wolfe – Spun Soundwalk Collective – My Heart is Empty Lovage…
After perusing through all the recent “best albums” of the year I’ve seen being posted on various news outlets, I realized I have such a hard time finding new music because pop is considered the boundary pusher in contemporary music.
The singer Chelsea Wolfe, whom we profiled last year (part 1 – part 2) has released a new video of a b-side off of her latest album, Abyss. She is also going on an extensive US tour, and we can tell you from experience that she is a must-see live.
ABYSS – with Chesea Wolfe. Shot on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, New York. Photography – Ellinor Stigle, Styling – Eugene Rabkin, Hair – Nero (Yuhei Nerome), Makeup – Takahiro Okada, Photo assistance – Melissa Lopez-Leach | Styling assistance – Jenni Hensler & Patrick LaDuke
I first met the singer Chelsea Wolfe at an understatedly swank, dimly lit bar in downtown Los Angeles a year ago. The place looked newly minted and was completely empty. Over drinks and small bites Wolfe and her collaborator Ben Chisholm, talked about their work and life in the desert (they recently moved outside of LA). Wolfe’s forth studio album, “Pain Is Beauty,” came out the year before. It was well received by critics and has found her a new audience. Unrelenting, Wolfe was already working on a new album, “Abyss.”