MEEMO COMMA

SLEEPMOSS (PLANET MU)

MEEMO COMMA - SLEEPMOSS 136643
Format:
1 LP
Release:
25.10.2019
Label:
PLANET MU
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
136643
Barcode:
5055300399595
"Sleepmoss is a romantic eulogy to autumn and winter. A time for peaceful inner reflection, amidst the backdrop of British woodlands, dramatic skies and turbulent storms.

Finding peace with mental health and being mindful of the beauty in death and endings." 'Sleepmoss', the second album from Meemo Comma a.k.a.

Brighton-based producer Lara Rix-Martin, is an adventurous, unusual and very contemporary sonic take on the impact of landscape.

It's a kind of storytelling, inspired by the shifting landscapes of her daily walks with her dog on the South Downs.

It is about the glory of solitude and the richness of romance that can be found in nature." 'Sleepmoss' challenges us to rethink our perceptions of the "pastoral" and to look at nature afresh with new eyes.

For not only are the landscapes around us an escape: much more lies there, it's this turbulence we need to find peace with, and Sleepmoss grapples with the physicality of the landscape in a fresh and intuitive way.

Rix-Martin notes "Musically, we have never truly embraced rugged landscapes in their full glory and I felt this when I thought about the many different composers over the centuries, their work seemed uptight and far too human in scale.

I wanted to channel a take on classical music that was hyper-real, focusing on letting the elements speak to us, not the other way around.".

The album's timeline starts out with summer's end, and the feeling of the air changing.

Within this timeline, Rix-Martin describes the drama of her songs as visual stories. "The sounds around us are totally different depending on the season, I always assumed it was to do with the change in water vapour and heat in the air.

Summer is much too high pitched and spiky." To pull out a couple of our favourites, the songs 'Night Rain' and 'Murmur' are "the story of predator and prey, death and life, one fortifying the other while a storm rumbles.

The next morning the woods are clear birds sing in the breeze from the night's storm." 'Sleepmoss' captures not only a unique perspective on nature but like nature itself, reflects the shifting times we live in.

As Rix-Martin points out, Nature is often seen as "something to be controlled, neatened, conquered." Sleepmoss interprets and admires nature in all its glory.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. REAPING
  • 1.2. NIGHT RAIN
  • 1.3. MURMUR
  • 1.4. TANGLEWOOD
  • 1.5. WINTER SUN
  • 1.6. AMETHYST DECEIVER
  • 1.7. WINDROSS
  • 1.8. LICHEN
  • 1.9. MEADHEAD
  • 1.10. FIRN
  • 1.11. SLEEPMOSS
  • 1.12. PSITHUR