Lucy Railton – Lament in Three Parts (2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lucy Railton – Lament in Three Parts (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:20 minutes | 333 MB | Genre: Avant-Garde Classical, Electronic
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Takuroku

Lament in Three Parts was improvised and recorded on April 30th in the quiet bunker-esque venue, Ausland, just 20 doors down from where I live in Berlin. Additional processes and editing were completed on May 1st 2020. Special thanks to Cafe Oto, Ausland, Billy Steiger and Petter Eldh for their part in the making of this release, and especially to Sophie Fetokaki for her generous writing in response to the music. Her foreword and Billy Steiger’s artwork accompany this release. I would also like to acknowledge Catherine Lamb, Rebecca Lane and Johnny Chang whose music, playing and friendship has made a significant mark on my own meanderings in to new musical territories in recent years.

Extract from the foreword, ‘Thoughts for Lucy: a foreword to Lament in Three Parts’ – by Sophie Fetokaki:

“…What is it about the telling that provides comfort or consolation? Perhaps it’s partly in the curative power of naming, an act that can bring our experience into relief and ward off the depressive forces of nothingness, formlessness, and monstrous plasticity. There are also other forms of telling that are not lexical, and our too-easy separation of sound and speech, music and words, belies the existence of something deeply healing and transformational that grounds and unifies them both.”

1. Lament in Three Parts (20:10)
2. First Lament (8:06)
3. Second Lament (7:19)
4. Third Lament (4:44)