Somnambulistic, the staggering new full-length from ambient dream folk artist PLUM GREEN, is out now and streaming via Nefarious Industries!
Fittingly crowned,” a dreamy and pleasantly nightmarish folk masterclass,” by Everything Is Noise, 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. 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.
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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 is available on LP and digital formats. Find ordering options 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.
“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
“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