In her second full-length album and debut vocal work, Lyn extrapolates the organic matter of her mind and directs it toward the glitches of nature.
Rachel Lyn’s latest sonic estuary, Stories Came to Us, will be released on April 21, 2023 through the artist’s own imprint My Own Imaginary World. In her second full-length album and debut vocal work, Lyn extrapolates the organic matter of her mind and directs it toward the glitches of nature. The record composes a vocular storytelling that stirs its listener through acts of breathwork, recorded over periods of solitude, through long grasses under paling skies, climbing hills amidst the sensations of sea air.
Watch the video for ‘Desire’ HERE
Soundscapes of mind meet landscapes of mirage, as the artist builds up a schizo-sonic vernacular driven by technics of ASMR, spoken word and her long-standing practice of poetic world-building. Laid bare in a subdued production, composed with modular synths and her use of an antique zither, Rachel Lyn’s imaginaries attune the listener to taping loops of poetry and the sound of disjointed escape.
The project composes a soundboard of stories, thoughts and translations: of smells by the sea, in illusions of mind and love, through songs of desire and dream, captured using her own voice as instrumentation. Shifting across channels of spoken frequency (Dimension, What Are Dreams Made Of) and sonorous rivers of thought (Desire, Trees Will Grow), the artist connects back to her most unique form of expression and reveals this to us in corrugating vocals that accumulate and dissolve away again over the near-30-minute journey.
The LP is accompanied by still and moving imagery, shot in collaboration with the artist’s long-standing collaborator and mutual muse David Paige.
Stories Came to Us is available to pre-order now.
Artist: Rachel Lyn
Title: Stories Came To Us
Label: My Own Imaginary World
Release: 21st April
02. Is This (Loop)
04. What Are Dreams Made Of
05. Therefore the Time Stops
06. Forest Floor
08. Trees Will Grow
09. Sea Song
10. Zither Drama