PURPLE PILGRIMS

PERFUMED EARTH (LAVENDER) (FLYING NUN)

PURPLE PILGRIMS - PERFUMED EARTH (LAVENDER) 135597
Format:
1 LP
Release:
09.08.2019
Label:
FLYING NUN
Kat.-Nr.:
135597
Barcode:
0942190363810
New Zealand sisters Valentine and Clementine Nixon aka Purple Pilgrims refer to Perfumed Earth, their sublime sophomore full-length - and first for historic indie Flying Nun - as "kind of like a rebirth." The duo retreated to the same wooded sanctuary studio in the wilds of Tapu where they tracked their 2016 debut, Eternal Delight, but this time in a calmer, more contemplative headspace: "internal white noise subsided and we really started to appreciate the peace of our environment." Aided, too, by a vaster cast of collaborators, they fashioned "a very modern/mobile band," combining local recordings with inspired long-distance overdubs.

Frequent ally Gary War contributed bass and synth from various American motel rooms while on tour with John Maus; lush live drums came courtesy of lauded Lorde keyboardist Jimmy Mac, ex-Surf City guitarist Joshua Kennedy layered in additional tiers of jangle and fuzz; veteran improvisational experimentalist Jeff Henderson cameos with subtle arcs of saxophone on the divine "Delphiniums In Harmony / Two Worlds Away"; and even legendary six-string expressionist Roy Montgomery makes a guest appearance, weaving tendrils of heavenly electricity within one of the album's darkest highlights "Ruinous Splendour."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HOW LONG IS TOO LONG?
  • 1.2. ANCESTORS WATCHING
  • 1.3. SENSING ME
  • 1.4. I'M NOT SAYING
  • 1.5. DELPHINIUMS IN HARMONY / TWO WORLDS AWAY
  • 1.6. TWO WORLDS
  • 1.7. LOVE IN LUNACY (SATURN IN RETURN)
  • 1.8. RUINOUS SPLENDOR (FEAT. ROY MONTGOMERY)
  • 1.9. TRAGIC GLOSS