Melbourne, Australia-based atmospheric dream folk alchemist PLUM GREEN today unveils a video for “People Of The Snow.” Now playing at BrooklynVegan, the track comes by way of her stunning Somnambulistic full-length, set for release September 17th via Nefarious Industries.
Somnambulistic is a stirring collection of dark lullabies. Each of its nine tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. The concept behind the album was to build something comforting: a mammoth protection spell against the horrors of the world without completely ignoring them; a journey through grief and sorrow and out into the light on the other side. Guided by guitar, GREEN‘s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes. A variety of different instruments are featured including classical string arrangement and the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, which is said to be the largest musical instrument in the Southern Hemisphere.
The kaleidoscopic visual companion to “People Of The Snow” was filmed through a crystal by Melissa McDougall (Crystal Vision Film). Comments GREEN of the glassy-eyed hymn, “Haunting twin melodies call to each other across the infinite plane of dreams, long lost parts of the beloved aching for eternal communion – a fiction of being lost and found.”
BrooklynVegan lauds, “…a haunting, dreamlike folk song in the vein of Marissa Nadler and Hope Sandoval, which comes with an equally hypnotic video.”
View PLUM GREEN’s “People Of The Snow” video at BrooklynVegan HERE.
View GREEN’s previously released video for “White Kitten” at THIS LOCATION.
Produced and mixed by Daniel J. Cross at The Pool Room in Melbourne, Australia with string quartet engineered by Jesse Oberin at Crosstown Studios, Somnambulistic also features collaborators Tonal Noir from Macedonia and Valentina Veil (VV & The Void) from Berlin.
Somnambulistic will be available on LP and digital formats. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
Born in a squat in England, raised in New Zealand, and presently residing in Australia, PLUM GREEN combines elements of folk, grunge, goth, and post-rock with her dark and moving lyrical prose. GREEN‘s voice aches with the ocean’s desire to connect and divide. Summoning ghosts, lovers, and other creatures of the night, GREEN‘s poignant hymns are at once deep, haunting, and alluring.
However, it is within the live setting where PLUM GREEN truly comes into her own. Performances take on the quality of a ritual journey into darkness, delivering listeners safely back in the sunlight on the other side. Her shows are intimate affairs where time seems to draw to a standstill, her sheer ability to hold an audience with just her voice and a guitar something that must be witnessed in person to truly comprehend. Accompanied by guitarist Daniel Cross, there is an intensity to the proceedings with the pair often working together in a subconscious state of euphonious symbiosis