(Mego, Black Truffle – AT)
Julia Reidy makes music for processed and acoustic instruments (mostly guitars). Her recent recorded work—brace, brace (Slip 2019,) In Real Life (Black Truffle 2019), and Vanish (Editions Mego 2020)—can be described as a series of non-traditional song forms which combine unstable harmonic territories, rhythmic elasticity and abstract narrative over stretched, episodic forms. She has recently performed at Tectonics Festival, Send/Receive Festival, Sydney Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Angelica Festival and Mona Foma. Some of her current collaborations include 4-piece experimental rock band SPOILER (Liz Kosack, Samuel Hall, Brad Henkel), electroacoustic duo Tennis of All Kinds (Adam Pultz Melbye) and the Splitter Orchestra.
‘… Reidy’s music always seems to be pushing against its perimeters. That makes “Vanish” a highly evocative album worth revisiting.’ – Chris Richards, the Washington Post 2020
‘Listening to “Vanish” is a visceral experience. It’s music that finds just the right balance of unbridled catharsis and restraint.’ – Vanessa Ague, the Wire 2020
‘It’s a highly unusual disruption of classic Takoma/fingerstyle with electronic drone and found sounds, at different points reminding us of everything from Hope Sandoval to late period Talk Talk, Jim O’Rourke, Tashi Wada Group and of course John Fahey, while ultimately sounding like none of them.’ – Boomkat 2019