Kincsem Records proudly presents “White Bay”, a graciously presented new solo EP/travelogue from NYC-based polymath and multi-instrumentalist Amy Mills (Couch Slut, Epistasis).
Offered here in a beautiful package on 140 gram white vinyl. Limited to 100 hand numbered copies, 5 of which will be offered with hand-drawn art by Anka Lavriv.
You’ll hear ethereal baroque flute and trumpet along the wooded paths of this beautiful, personal work of art, but Mills’ faithful mainstay is her exquisite early 20th century Harp Guitar. With it, she can scratch away at freak-folk that explodes in frightening tone clusters like someone tinkering with gears of broken automata. Or she can just as easily recall the best and most moving vibes that slo core ever had to offer. I really want to stress the haunting, wistful harmony of 40 Watt Sun, or Codeine, or Grouper. In a brilliant and evocative setting, Mills’ eclectic guitar passages are framed by homemade recordings of nature. A campfire crackles, a knotty forest threatens, cold ocean spume erupts against the rocks. The chilling clatter of windchimes. Rain. You can hear it all in the music, too. Where, tell me, is White Bay? Who are the ghosts that wander there so freely? Amy tells me it’s named after a flower.
FFO: Sun City Girls, Comus, Grouper, Acid Mothers Temple, His Name Is Alive, 40 Watt Sun, Low, Codeine
Amy Rose: Harp guitar, baroque flute, cornetto, concert zither, banjo ukulele, acoustic guitar
Cover art by Anka Lavriv
Cover design by Amy Rose
Amy is a musician, photographer, and luthier (among other things) living and working in NYC. In addition to her solo efforts she also plays guitar with Couch Slut and leads metal band Epistasis.