Félicia Atkinson - The Flower And The Vessel

Félicia Atkinson - The Flower And The Vessel

$32.00

Shelter Press operative and poetic sound artist Felicia Atkinson presents another superlative, subtle space-shading in the wake of her acclaimed Hand in Hand ASMR album (2017); exploratory cassette Coyotes for Geographic North (2018); and collaboration with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Limpid As The Solitudes (also 2018). With The Flower And The Vessel, Atkinson employs her familiar micro-world building strategies: whispered voice, gauzy atmospherics and meandering piano fragments drifting through a web of diminutive field-recorded sounds - crumpling, creaking and scraping to shivering effect. Meditating on “how even the quietest creative act ripples outward in unforeseen ways,” Atkinson also describes the album as “a record not about being pregnant but a record made with pregnancy.” Recorded while on tour with child, Atkinson chronicles moments of solitary introspection in indifferent and remote spaces.