Siobhan Wilson releases a new 7-track CD EP ‘Plastic Grave’.
The septet of recordings were recorded in a variety of locations around the world – ‘Behind the Curtain’ a guitar and vocal live recording from Montreal’s Diving Bell venue, ‘Your Moon Has Come’ with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, and ‘Treemusic, for which WIlson scored the string arrangement, at Caribou Studios in Penecuik
There’s also ‘Le Port’, a solo grand piano track with added field recording on Mull with Grodon Maclean of An Tobar and Kieran Heather, while the title track was bedroom-recorded in London with Luciano Rossi.
And the bat calls on ‘Echo Location’ are apt, as the EP has the environment and the planet at its heart – £1 per sold CD will be donated to Extinction Rebellion Scotland.
However, while the release comes with a bandcamp download code, you can’t buy – or even HEAR – all the tracks unless you purchase a CD.
Of the release, Wilson says: “I chose winter to release the EP, because it is dusty and sparkly and the darkness of apocalypse and nature. The song ‘Plastic Grave’, a nostalgic war-time waltz, modulated my voice into an other-worldly robotic texture.
She continued: “I’m expressing my art in a multi-genre way. I learned to play pop music at the same time as classical and I’m interesting in the vision that music inspires and film music, as well as discovering different types of recording technology to express art. Recording completely to tape with Steve Albini allowed the music to breathe, was a step back in time with a vintage genius and a totally different process of me, which changed my views about recording forever.”
Next live shows for Siobhan Wilson are supporting KT Tunstall on her Lidl Live tour across Scotland (we’re not making this up): on January 18th at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen (sad to see that venerable old venue turned into a supermarket), then January 20 at Strathpeffer Pavilion, and at Ayr Town Hal on the 22nd. To be honest, we’d recommend checking local press for details, or seeing siobhan-wilson.com