STREAM+REVIEW// Felicia Atkinson - Visions/Voices on Umor Rex

Comparisons to Grouper have been dragging behind Felicia Atkinson since her early releases on Spekk and Hibernate, but the trajectory of her work has actually been an inverse of Liz Harris’ well-known project. On “La La La,” her 2008 debut, Atkinson’s songs were clear-eyed, sprightly, and succinct whereas on “Visions / Voices” her pieces now take on a cavernous, shrouding haze. “Visions / Voices” was assembled from three years of work in limited formats, but here, collected on two LPs and presented with aplomb by James Plotkin’s mastering, they feel cohesive as if each of the eight pieces is connected in a long, nonlinear narrative. To Atkinson’s credit, there’s a certain indefinable quality to the album that makes it sound at once ghostly and achingly human. Electric drones, abstracted folk, and murky analog effects all make their appearances, but taken as a whole it is music of half remembered melodies, distorted dreams, and ominous presences. – Ryan Potts, Experimedia

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