Melbourne, Australia-based atmospheric dream folk artist PLUM GREEN will release her anticipated Somnambulistic full-length this Fall via Nefarious Industries.
Somnambulistic is an entrancing nine-track album of dark lullabies. Together, they flow on from each other to form one overarching dream as a narrative. The concept behind the album was to create something comforting; a giant protection spell against the horrors of the world without completely ignoring them; a journey through sorrow and out into the light on the other side.
The offering is also a stylistic shift from previous PLUM GREEN releases. While 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.
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.
In advance of the record’s release, GREEN today unveils a video for first single, “White Kitten,” issuing of the track, “The White Kitten is a character based on Alice In Wonderland’s White Rabbit and flipped. Instead of running away from you, the White Kitten runs towards you. The White Rabbit invites Alice down a rabbit hole. The White Kitten invites you into something more sinister.”
View PLUM GREEN’s “White Kitten” video at THIS LOCATION.
Somnambulistic will be available on LP and digital formats. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
Somnambulistic Track Listing:
1. Raspberry Vine
2. Eyes Shut
3. White Kitten
4. Grave Snuggler
5. People Of The Snow
6. Walk Against The Wind
7. Moon Of Honey
8. Here We Go
9. Belleza Nocturna
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.