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Lullaby of Beeland


Impressive debut album of taut songs by Kills To Kisses, which is mostly the New York-based performer Lisa Dowling. Many of the tracks on Lullaby Apocalypse (GOLD BOLUS RECORDINGS GBR015) are built around her obvious facility with the double bass and loop pedal, an act which she’s done on the stages of New York City, and the basic rhythmic structures she builds this way are fleshed out here with electronics, synth, piano and guest drumming from Owen Weaver. Plus Lisa’s vocals, of course. A brittle, mannered, and deliciously poised alto vocal which hits each note with the accuracy of a knife-thrower at the circus, while still remaining as sweet as a dollop of molasses served from her downstairs kitchen. Also find much to enjoy in the simple, uncluttered arrangements; it’s like a form of minimal electronica-pop with acoustic elements and avant-garde leanings (Steve Reich recast as a member of Erasure). Lyrics are good, too; one moment stream of consciousness babbling and endless repetitions of nonsense, the next highly precise and carefully constructed observations of the strange follies and foibles of the human race. She likes Sylvia Plath, and the Brianna Reagan illustrations abound with bees whose bodies are cellos, while portraying Lisa exposing her own exoskeleton and lungs in a way that makes her torso look like a large microphone. From 6th May 2015.


Over The Cliff

The Sound Projector Radio Show
Friday 9th October 2015

  1. Kills To Kisses, ‘Uh-Oh’
    From Lullaby Apocalypse, USA GOLD BOLUS GBR015 CD (2015)
  2. Nick Pynn, ‘Stalemate Closing’
    From Waterproof, UK OSCAR RECORDS OSC002 CD (2015)
  3. Hamilton Yarns, ‘Thick Of It’
    From 2 Coins In A Fountain, UK HARK-IT HARK 023(A) CD (2015)
  4. Steven Cerio:
    ‘The Boring Flesh’
    ‘The Empty Sugar Bowl’
    From The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow, USA WOWCOOL 24-034 CD (2012)
  5. Jang MP, ‘Over The Cliff’
  6. Horacio Pollard, ‘ A Rema 1000 Lighter’
  7. CDR, ‘All Night Bug’
  8. Expo 70, ‘Sunglasses’
    From Solar Drifting, POLAND ZOHARUM ZOHAR 099-2 CD (2015)
  9. Julie Tippetts / Martin Archer, ‘The Beckoning’
    From Vestigium, UK DISCUS 48CD 2 x CD (2015)
  10. Écarlate Bleu, ’13h51′
    From Écarlate Bleu, FRANCE PETIT LABEL PL free 008 CD (2014)
  11. Kills To Kisses, ‘Down The Boulevard’
    From Lullaby Apocalypse, op.cit.
  12. Expo 70, ‘Heterotopia’
    From Solar Drifting, op.cit.
  13. Hamilton Yarns, ‘Across The Sky’
    From The Eye Of The Storm, UK HARK-IT HARK 023(B) CD (2015)
  14. Hafdís Bjarnadóttir, ‘West’
    From Sounds Of Iceland, GERMANY GRUENREKORDER Gruen 157 CD (2015)
  15. Julie Tippetts / Martin Archer, ‘Clutching At Dust’
    From Vestigium, op.cit.

5-7 are from Trade & Distribution Almanac Volume Four, UK ADAADAT ADA0038 CD (2015)