Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
Record label: Three Lobed
Genre(s): Electronic, Avant-Garde, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Ambient, Improvisation
Harpist Mary Lattimore's solo work stands in a class by itself, merging a patient approach to experimental ambient sounds with a mastery of her majestic instrument. When she moved away from regular work as a session player on records for friends like Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, and Meg Baird to focus on making her own albums, a world of luminous and endlessly beautiful sounds started forming. At first glance, it may seem strange to pair Lattimore's gentle if tumultuous playing with Mac McCaughan, best known for his role in the long-running buzzy punk melodists Superchunk.
Photo by PJ Sykes New Rain Duets by Mary Lattimore & Mac McCaughan Four tracks, two players, one live performance. There's something elemental about this performance, but it doesn't end up as anything simple, predictable or mundane. Synthesizer and sampling by Mac McCaughan and harp and effects by Mary Lattimore could easily slip into new age tropes.