U. S. Girls, who I haven't actually sat down and listened to an entire full length yet, so all of her singles will have to do...actually I think the only other track I have from her is on the 4 way philly split from Kraak Records so I have to get on these 2 full lengths from Siltbreeze. Remi from Atelier Ciseaux records let me know about this single he's releasing June 15th, and is up for preorder now.
Meghan Remy is U.S. Girls and what she does with the haunting electronics and a disembodied heavily effected voice is remarkable.
'Lunar Life' is an example of how an artist with nothing at their disposal can literally pull songs out of thin air. There's hours of tinkering and a love of unnatural sounds throughout. Recreating this is going to be problematic, but can allow for amazing reinterpretations of these heavily sculpted specific tracks. A tiny cheap demo organ beat provides the base for a warbly organ that matches her distorted vibrato cries. Towards the end Meghan is singing along with a high pitch mess of an organ melody and the two start to harmonize in a magic way that becomes another sound on it's own. Like Zola Jesus, she's playing within a barest of bones structure, the delay and looped repeating melodies become haunting and hypnotic. It's a scary desolate world sometimes.
'Take Over Dynamix' features a warped simple guitar melody with ungrounded cable crackle, background minimal drums and vocal sounds. Her vocals are always buried, barely discernible
from the monotony of machines, they are the only sign of humanity almost struggling to reach the surface in this kind of overwhelming oppression. There's nothing like it.
If you really want this, don't ask how much it's going to cost to ship trackable from AC in France, money is no object!
The only saving grace might be shooting fusetron an email letting him know how much this needs to be distro'd stateside.
U.S. Girls - Lunar Life
7’’ + mp3s
300 copies - silkscreened artwork on recycled paper
A. Lunar Life
B. Intro/ Take over Dynamix
U.S. GIRLS = Meghan Remy / Artwork by Meghan Remy
Atelier Ciseaux #04 / 2010
OUT JUNE 15 th
Thank you !