The Opening, Or Closing Of A Door: Vinyl LP278211
Release Date: 8th April
This music has healing properties, I wouldn't medicate it for anything stronger than getting over a hangover or a mild headache. But with its crystalline synth baroque pop I do believe it could purify your mind and soul a little, like you've gone for a spa weekend at Rivendell.
For those who dig: Cate Le Bon, the folkier sound of Broadcast, the new age folk movement of the late 70s and 80s and some moments in Mega Bog's last album.
Kristine Leschper's The Opening, Or Closing Of A Door, is a paean to the sensory world and is the first Leschper has released under her given name, having retired the moniker Mothers after eight years of performing and releasing music under it
Though both projects are guided by Leschper's idiosyncratic approach to songwriting, they couldn't sound more different. While Mothers drew inspiration from the stark, skeletal sounds of post-punk and contemporary folk, Leschper's new work is practically baroque, integrating an array of synthesizers, strings, woodwinds, and over a dozen percussive instruments.
The at-home recording process gave Leschper freedom to set her personal ethos to music divorced from the pressure of an audience. As she worked on The Opening, Or Closing Of A Door, the constellation of ideas that had guided her personal transformation began to cohere into something communicable through music.