Los Angeles-based singer / ambient musician Ana Roxanne’s debut EP ~~~ is a sacred work of astral ambient music that lands perfectly on local favorite Leaving Records. Through the record’s six songs, Roxanne combines soaring vocals, choral harmonies, and spoken word with ambient drones, lo-fi electronics, and field recordings to deliver a sound that is both familiar and altogether entrancing. There’s a sense of healing and transcendence that comes from deep listening to the album and we highly recommend devoting some time and space to experiencing this one in full. As quoted on the back cover, “In existential mathematics, the degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory. The degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting. Why has the pleasure of slowness disappeared?” Be sure to look out for Roxanne’s sophomore release Because of a Flower coming soon on legendary Chicago label Kranky.
– Phil Cho
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Devotional / Meditative / Now Sound / Spoken Word / Vocal