Lustmord and Karen Park - Alter LP
Albums like this are inspiring to me. The sound bed is very minimal and dark. Something which tends to resonate with me immediately. Placing a voice to accompany this style is a tricky game. Where these arrangements are open to it, the vocal presentation brings in an element of sadness or loss. The entire process is like a slow breathing exercise and feels deeply rewarding when consumed at loud volume in a still atmosphere. The sounds swell and wrap around the listener. It feels like dark air drifting. At one moment, the image of someone floating in tears came to mind. This album is beautifully accomplished.