Hiss Spun

Hiss Spun

Music CD - 2017
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While past albums operated on the intimacy of stripped-down folk music (The Grime and the Glow, Unknown Rooms), or the throbbing pulse of supplemental electronics (Pain Is Beauty, Abyss), Chelsea Wolfes sixth official album Hiss Spun wrings its exquisiteness out of a palette of groaning bass, pounding drums, and crunching distortion. Recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), the album was conceived as an emotional purge, a means of coming to terms with the tumult of the outside world by exploring the complexities of ones inner unrest. Im at odds with myself, she explains. I got tired of trying to disappear. The record became very personal in that way. I wanted to open up more, but also create my own reality. Hiss Spun features contributions by Aaron Turner (Old Man Gloom, SUMAC) and Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure).
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Sargent House, [2017]
Copyright Date: ℗2017
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (48 min., 10 sec.) : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,stereo,1.4 m/s
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Dec 30, 2018

I sampled on Youtube and this sounds a little too weird of music. No rhythm that I could pick out.

Aug 24, 2018

Glad to see all of Wolfe's albums available in this library system!

Female fronted dark music is thankfully seeing a huge surge now, and Wolfe is one of the most interesting artists in the genre.

With "Hiss Spun", she took her sound and experimented even more with electronics and extremes of light and dark atmosphere.

Good bands in a similar vein: Darkher, Messa, King Woman...


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