Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Sissel Vera Pettersen & Randi Pontoppidan - Inner Lift [Chant Records]

So what happens when two renowned and well exceptional vocalists join forces to record an album of purely spontaneous and improvisation character, free of pre-recorded loops or electronic post-processing? "Inner Lift", perceived by Sissel Vera Pettersen and Randi Pontoppidan might provide an approximately 38 minutes long answer to this question. Released via Chant Records on May 26th, 2k21 the two artists combine their ethereal, oftentimes corresponding vocal skills with the sound of singing bowls and prepared zither as well as electronic live processing alongside occasional simple, yet highly captivating and ritualistic rhythm structures to create a solemn, yet sonically unique album bringing forth 100% of close up intimacy, angelic beauty as well as a sense of intricate, chiming and somewhat cinematic Indietronica / Deep Listening Music garnished with Leftfield Pop qualities in extended pieces like "Raindrops" or "Ohro" whilst cuts like "Traces" present charming, intricate, floating PostRock / Post-PostRock minimalisms and, when it comes to "Still Safe", seductive, siren'esque Ambient emulations for those who know. Recommended.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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