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Klara Lewis

Ingrid (LP, single sided)

Label: Editions Mego

Format: LP, single sided

Genre: Electronic

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Klara Lewis comes into her own with the furling melancholic loops and raging despair of "Ingrid", recalling Steve Reich’s phasing inventions worn out by Basinski, or the way her stark native landscape manifests in black metal.

"Following 2018's acclaimed collaboration with Simon Fisher Turner, Care, Swedish sound artist Klara Lewis returns with Ingrid, her third solo release for Editions Mego.

Ingrid is a departure from Lewis's previous solo outings, drifting from the eerie rhythmic variations of Too and Ett and moving assuredly into long-form experimentation. The piece retains those records' pulsing core and builds on a single cello loop that is steadily enveloped by a surge of distortion. It's almost like a voice or chant, shifting pointedly from a whisper into a scream before singing peacefully into the light.

At times, Ingrid reminds of William Basinski's looping melancholy or Steve Reich's controlled and innovative phase experiments, while at others, it recalls the chaotic Scandinavian physicality of black metal. Yet the entire composition is anchored in Klara Lewis's distinct emotional world. By dissolving familiar and beautiful strings in baths of noise, Lewis allows something violent but tender to grow in its place. In a society struck through by cynicism, Ingrid is a cathartic listening experience and a beacon of hope.

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Cat. number: EMEGO 270LP
Year: 2020

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