Air Loom

Air Loom (2019)

Album

Air Loom

“a world where human and acoustic fragility is constantly juxtaposed with the electronic and robotic….Angliss’ music is most notable for its extraordinary aural imagination”

Caroline Potter, I Care if You Listen

“drifting but focused compositions…their beauty is pointed and hard-won”

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian

“a sound of broad depth….a necessary bout of fury”

Eden Tizard, The Quietus
  1. Raven (Thought) Sarah Angliss 4:06
  2. Needle Sarah Angliss 2:34
  3. Wan Trad. arr. Sarah Angliss 7:38
  4. Egg Sarah Angliss 3:18
  5. Raven (Memory) - Air Loom - Sarah Angliss 3:23
  6. Suck Sarah Angliss 4:44
  7. Dust Sarah Angliss 4:02

Selected tracks from Air Loom, available on Bandcamp as a CD and a download.

About Air Loom

This new album of dreamlike music distils Sarah’s latest work with ancient instruments and extraordinary electroacoustic techniques.

Sarah is joined by vocalist Sarah Gabriel and percussionist Stephen Hiscock. As the trio play, their sounds are deftly contorted, fragmented and recombined using her digital inventions. At the heart of the album is the clavisimbalum, a sonorous, fourteenth-century cousin of the harpsichord. Its plucked, soft iron strings ring with a rich, dark reverberance – a sound that hails from Eastern European folk and the Renaissance court.

Angliss adds voices in close harmony, recorder, theremin, percussion and robotic carillon, an instrument she devised and built to play bells at inhuman speeds, creating a haze of delicate, metallic sound.

Air Loom is on UK tour 2019

Clavisimbalum

Photo credit here