Saloli (album release show!) w/ Patricia Wolf, Lou Trove – Early show! – 21+

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, July 22
Doors: 5pm

Portland pianist Mary Sutton second’s full-length for Kranky delves deeper into her roots as a Cherokee Nation citizen (Saloli, pronounced like “slowly,” is the Cherokee word for ‘squirrel’). The album is intended to evoke “a day in the life of a bear in a canyon in the Smoky Mountains,” with each track channeling a different emotion or experience in its daily explorations. As with her 2018 debut, The Deep End, the entirety of Canyon was composed and performed live on a Sequential Circuits MultiTrak synthesizer – but this time routed through a delay pedal. This refraction adds a lyrical spatial quality, as though “echoing off canyon walls.” It’s music both gentle and adventurous, curiously rooting through soils and streams, in a sustained state of discovery.

In Cherokee teachings, humans and animals are considered to have no essential difference – originally, all the creatures of the earth lived together in harmony. Canyon captures shades of this Edenic notion across eight elegant pieces, alternately meandering, pensive, playful, and pure. Sutton’s playing, as always, is dexterous and dimensional, mirroring the dazzled senses of its muse.

“Saloli’s miniatures shiver with crystalline arabesques of ice.” – Tiny Mix Tapes

“…gorgeous: fluid, warm, and reassuringly down to earth. Instead of atmospheric sublimity, it’s keyed to the humility of the human form at its most vulnerable.” – Pitchfork

Patricia Wolf is a musician, sound designer, field recordist residing in Portland, Oregon. Wolf’s work sonically unites natural and modern worlds, integrating ecological sources into her minimalist compositions. Using melody and repetition she lures listeners to her hypnotic inner space, conjuring vivid textures and atmospheres imbued with emotion. Her debut album, I’ll Look For You In Others was released in February 2022 on Past Inside The Present and was quickly followed up by her 2nd LP See-Through which was released on the Catalan label, Balmat.

Lou Trove is the nom de plume for Adam Torres’ new experimental ambient / electronic music project, which features the sounds and textures of digital mellotron flute to narrate incisive compositions inspired by precious gemstones.  Aesthetically and thematically sparkly, Lou Trove makes music for meditation, hearing as seeing, and for adventures of the imagination.

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