Melbourne-based ambient dream folk alchemist PLUM GREEN has unveiled her latest video, “Here We Go.” Now playing at Nine Circles, the hymn comes by way of GREEN’s Somnambulistic full-length, released last Fall via Nefarious Industries.
A rousing collection of dark lullabies, each of Somnambulistic’s nine stirring tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. Guided by guitar, PLUM GREEN’s voice travels through walls of bowed soundscapes.
Elaborates Nine Circles in part, “With ‘Here We Go,’ the penultimate track from Somnambulistic, we are offered a dreamy, ethereal experience, adjectives that certainly apply to the album as a whole, of course. While perhaps reigning in some of the more experimental structures present on other tracks in this collection, the consistent patterns and modest cadence is no less blissful. The subtle, yet varied, vocal layers flow forward effortlessly, driven by the acoustic guitar and string passages. It’s simply another example of how effectively PLUM GREEN keeps us mesmerized on Somnambulistic.”
Adds GREEN, “From a dead tree that has sunken into the earth – rotting and forgotten – new hope blooms. It expands and bursts into deadly, poisonous flowers that will kill anything that will try to touch them. They will continue to gently spread, protecting each other while hiding their secret weapon.”
Read more and watch PLUM GREEN’s “Here We Go” video at Nine Circles HERE.
Produced and mixed by Daniel J. Cross at The Pool Room in Melbourne, Australia with string quartet engineered by Jesse Oberin at Crosstown Studios, s 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. Somnambulistic also features collaborators Tonal Noir from Macedonia and Valentina Veil (VV & The Void) from Berlin.
Somnambulistic is available on LP and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its stunning entirety.
PLUM GREEN will perform for the first time since the lockdowns in Australia last year on June 11th in Wellington, New Zealand with additional performances to be announced in the weeks to come.
6/11/2022 Moon 1 – Wellington, NZ [info]
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
“Dream like, ethereal and intangible… Somnambulistic is a genuine labor of love where nothing is overlooked and everything is intentional, it adds to the mythos that is PLUM GREEN, mysterious, deeply personal, and epitomizing power in its silence, presence in its restraint, and a unique talent that is in complete control of its destiny.” – Metal Roos
“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
“With cinematic sound design, eerie vocals, and intimate lyrics, Somnambulistic by PLUM GREEN is a dreamy and pleasantly nightmarish folk masterclass.” – Everything Is Noise
“…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
“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”
“…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