Tamaryn - Cranekiss-CD-South

Tamaryn - Cranekiss

£9.99
Tamaryn's first two full-lengths (2010's 'The Waves' and 2012's 'Tender New Signs') stood out in a crowd of shoegaze / ethereal revivalists as much for what they were (careful, gorgeous, thrilling tapestries of guitar-based textures) as what they weren't (simplistic, trendy, disposable signposts made to be broken). With 'Cranekiss', Tamaryn emerges from her past in a way that's inviting, warm-blooded, and shockingly direct. She's made a big record, loaded with samples and synth triggers, the result of long nights grinding it out at the Brooklyn studio Gary's Electric, on her own and with Weekend's Shaun Durkan, and producer Jorge Elbrecht (Violens, Lansing-Dreiden). With 'Cranekiss' her sonic palette has exploded with maniacal abandon, pressed into service of a post-adolescent love letter to all the music that she and her collaborators hold dear, drawing influences from the feelings that fell out of her. Lyrically, this is Tamaryn's most personal collection of songs to date, and Elbrecht has placed her voice front and center across the entire record. 'Cranekiss' explores dark rock, dance pop, and glistening melancholy with a uniformly commanding presence across it all, in stormy, unsettled brushstrokes that apply pressure behind Tamaryn's words. 'Cranekiss' represents a long journey, and a new phase - a blood-red kaleidoscope of desire and late night abandon, a bold step forward.

Indies-only LP - Black Vinyl with 24 Page Booklet.