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Keen-eared documentarian Natalie presents a series of poignant, poetically abstracted sonic snapshots recorded on an iPhone 7, making up her deliciously drifting 2nd release for Chicago’s very watchable Lynn label
The 18 tracks were recorded in Kraków, New York City, and Stargard Szczeciński in Poland during 2017. They cover a remarkable range of textural, spatial and tonal environments in a way that constantly begs the question what are we actually listening to? - a sensation that we get more often than not with Lynn releases.
Of the 18 tracks only handful go over the 1 minute mark, rendering a rolling parade of sounds shorn of context beyond the track title and what’s playing. There’s the self-explanatory, charmingly punny ‘Beautiful Song In Deli’, along with gonzo snaps of a ‘Cellist’ doing their thing, and ‘Horseshoes on Cobblestone’ , all short pieces which keep the album fractured between the longer parts, such as the haunting air vent jazz of ‘Félicia For James’ and the crackling patter of raindrops on ‘In The Rain After Seeingvyku’, and perhaps our favourite, the nostalgic sound of a pencil on paper in, you guessed it, ‘Pencil’.
“Released the midst of ot. I'm in the office, I hide in the bathroom. Something to hold onto, quickly.”