LYDIA AINSWORTH shares ‘Malachite’ taken from ‘Right From Real Part I’ EP out June 9th on Arbutus Records
On the eve of the release of her debut EP ‘Right From Real – Pt. I’, composer, producer and singer Lydia Ainsworth unveils the full experience for your listening pleasure, premiered on Dazed Digital earlier this week.
‘White Shadows’ and ‘Malachite’ were intricate glimpses into a world which blurs the boundaries between indie music, filmic orchestration, and electronic music and ‘Right From Real’ paves the way for a truly unique and invigorating new artist, perfectly housed on Arbutus Records.
The EP thrives on haunting melodies and draws inspiration from a wide range of musical sources – Verdi’s Requiem, Ace of Base, Bulgarian Choirs, Bernard Herrmann, Tones on Tail, Art of Noise… just to name a few. This sense of unexpected marriages of influence flows throughout much of Lydia’s previous work which features use of voice sampling and string arrangements woven into a unique minimalist fabric.
“As I listen to the finished album I am reminded of the immense comfort I felt in the obscurity of it’s destination. I became entranced by the evolving process that took shape within those invisible tactile walls of tradition. Whether I was sampling instruments/ writing lyrics/ incorporating lyrics by my pen pal Matthew/ recording multiple arrangements for each song – stripping them down – building them back up – I was guided only by a relentless instinctive urge to express what I could not in waking life. The songs approach dreams, thoughts, and inspirations that demand a search for the unknown, a search for something beyond what the five senses can offer.”
Right From Real – Pt. I Tracklisting
2. White Shadows
4. Take Your Face Off