Melbourne-based ambient dream folk alchemist PLUM GREEN has released her latest video for “Moon Of Honey.” Now playing at New Noise Magazine, the track comes off her captivating Somnambulistic full-length, released last month 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. Guided by guitar, GREEN‘s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes. “This is a great effort from PLUM GREEN to create a sound space of dark beauty,” writes Distorted Sound, adding, “Somnambulistic has such a wealth of quiet, powerful moments that really feel like you’re being steered through a dream of a strange and gorgeous place by a guide who has a tender care for the smaller places, both inner and outer body.” Observes Moshpit Nation, “Somnambulistic is for anyone who appreciates great songwriting or music which hits the rare mark of being both ethereal and wholly engaging. A sprawling, inescapable black and white watercolor, this is an album which will beguile you and send you willfully stumbling into its twisting arms.”
View PLUM GREENs “Moon Of Honey” video at THIS LOCATION.
View GREEN’s previously released video for “White Kitten” at THIS LOCATION, “People Of The Snow” at THIS LOCATION and “Walk Against The Wind” at THIS LOCATION.
Somnambulistic is available on LP and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its gorgeous entirety.
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
“With cinematic sound design, eerie vocals, and intimate lyrics, Somnambulistic by PLUM GREEN is a dreamy and pleasantly nightmarish folk masterclass.” – Everything Is Noise
“This is a great effort from PLUM GREEN to create a sound space of dark beauty. Somnambulistic has such a wealth of quiet, powerful moments that really feel like you’re being steered through a dream of a strange and gorgeous place by a guide who has a tender care for the smaller places, both inner and outer body.” – Distorted Sound
“Somnambulistic is for anyone who appreciates great songwriting or music which hits the rare mark of being both ethereal and wholly engaging. A sprawling, inescapable black and white watercolor, this is an album which will beguile you and send you willfully stumbling into its twisting arms.” – Moshpit Nation
“It is bewitching, this music. It takes you away with its gentleness and at the same time has an emotionally penetrating effect. Like the singing of a wraith that means you no harm – or appears to mean you no harm – you find yourself trusting the music to have a meaningful effect on you.” – Flying Fiddle Sticks
“…by far PLUM GREEN‘s best effort to date. It’s dark, poetic, alluring. A tempting yet slightly sinister listen. It will beguile you. The music is exquisitely crafted and seeps into the soundtrack of your subconscious.” – Ambient Light
“Nine beautiful, subdued songs with titles such as ‘White Kitten,’ ‘Grave Snugglerm’ or ‘People Of Snow.’ Green manages to captivate the listener for half an hour, the songs have an irresistible appeal…” – Rock Portaal.NL (translated)
“The passage from discomfort through catharsis is insistently intimate, largely featuring acoustic arrangement and a short-distanced vocal which is unadorned, unmanipulated for the most part… The artist plays the role of confidant well but doesn’t forget to sustain her performative folk cadence, pushing things along and keeping the vibe malleable from song to song for the sake of a larger emotional progression.” – Grizzly Butts
“…a haunting, dreamlike folk song in the vein of Marissa Nadler and Hope Sandoval, which comes with an equally hypnotic video.” – BrooklynVegan on “People Of The Snow”
“Dark, sensuous and deeply literate.” – The Courier (AU)
“…walking a line between dark rock-edged material (channeling the spirit of Jim Morrison’s poetics and Patti Smith and mysterious folk-like ballads, GREEN rarely falls into the trap of the familiar…” – Alsewhere
“…sexuality with the scent of darkness and a twisted knife… Her songs are full of snakes and darkness and rain and emptiness and terror and paranoia.” – Witchdoctor
“PLUM GREEN has always had a dark alt-folk vibe but her new album Somnambulistic takes her towards a droning sadness. It’s mystical, meandering and witchy.” – Higher Plain Music
“Adjectives such as bewitching and spellbinding can be used to describe this listening experience such is its impact. I recall a contributor to the stoner rock/doom metal documentary Such Hawks, Such Hounds claim that the more politically turbulent the world is, the more otherworldly the music tends to be, and when it comes to Somnambulistic she is spot on in her analysis.” – The Sleeping Shaman