Carla Bozulich 'Quieter' LP
Legendary art-punk singer, songwriter and sound artist Carla Bozulich (The Geraldine Fibbers, Ethyl Meatplow, Evangelista) follows up her tremendous and acclaimed 2014 album Boy with a new collection of powerful, intensely atmospheric, emotive songs rounded up from various recent collaborations. With guests Marc Ribot, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Shahzad Ismaily, Ches Smith, Freddy Ruppert, Andrea Belfi, Jhno and more. Quieter is an enchanting collection of previously orphaned and one-off tracks, a couple left over from the bountifully productive Boy sessions, others featuring collaborations with the likes of Marc Ribot, Sarah Lipstate (Noveller), Freddy Ruppert, Shahzad Ismaily and more. The album is the result of Bozulich sifting through unreleased / unfinished material, recovering from tour-inflicted ear-damage, and being drawn to the quieter stuff (relatively speaking) in her abundant archives. Ranging from the searching, searing opener Let It Roll – “the most honest work I’ve ever done” says Carla – to the chiming, deconstructed lullabies of Glass House (composed by Ruppert) and Sha Sha (with her mid-2000s project The Night Porter) and the album’s sultry closing track End Of The World (a duet with Ribot, who penned the song), Quieter is a brilliant addition to Bouzlich’s impressively diverse, adventurous, and unwaveringly authentic body of work.
Catalogue number: CST132LP