Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Lilly Joel Plays The Organ - Sybil Of The Rhine [Sub Rosa 537]

Released via the long standing label staple that is Sub Rosa on December 2nd, 2k22 is "Sybil Of The Rhine", the second full length album conceived and recorded by Lilly Joel Plays The Organ - a.k.a. the actual duo of Lynn Cassiers and Jozef Dumoulin which are tackling the music of Hildegard Von Bingen, plus two contemporary additions, within ten tracks rolled out over the course of 44 minutes in total. Approaching the 12th century compositions from an angle of pipe organ, voice and additional electronics Lilly Joel Plays The Organ bring forward a setting of comforting, low end-focused Dark Ambient drones and structures as a solemn foundation for a touching, ethereal vocal performance, a crystalline sphere of sound hovering beyond space and time, an enchanted relict of ancient mysticism and almost ecclesiastical beauty occupying a space right in the grey area between Ambient and (Neo)Classical music and therefore most likely resonating with fans of both genres - and well beyond - due to its well unique and captivating nature. Go check.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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