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Artist: PAUL, ASHLEY
Title: White Night
Format: Cass
Label: Cassauna
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"White Night is a contemplative new collection of pieces from Ashley Paul. Using prepared guitar, green box, voice and reeds; her unique style lies somewhere between song, space, and dissonance, leaving the listener haunted in its closure. This cassette was recorded over the course of a year in four cities; Brooklyn, Boston, London and Orlando. Features contributions on two tracks from artists Eli Keszler (percussion) and Greg Kelley (trumpet)." - Cassauna.

Artist: PAUL, ASHLEY
Title: Line The Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Rel
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Multi-faceted composer and performer Ashley Paul releases her new LP. A hyper-intuitive record, where off-kilter instrumentation meets beautifully crafted melodies to convey the very essence of musicality, Line the Clouds contains 44.18 minutes of sonic paradoxes and dichotomies. Stirring up a zephyr of twelve blissfully cacophonous sounds -- singular moments of an indivisible whole -- the focus is on guitar, voice and saxophone, but Ashley also employs everything from flute, clarinet, guitar, bells, percussion and prepared strings in her melodic endeavours which simultaneously plugs in the ghost of American song. From Wide Expanse -- where high-pitched reeds and whistles collide with richer tones and Ashleys fragile voice -- through the simple, sparkling beauty of the LPs title track -- with the guitar at the helm -- and the multi-vocal flutterings of Watch Them Pass, theres also the freeing experimentalism and atonal clatter of Feb.21 -- a song which ably immortalises a feeling of stomach churning anguish -- and the albums gentle, abstract finale Youre a Feeling. This Brooklyn based artist is at the vanguard of the new wave of music currently rippling through the city where opposing strains of style and sound work in unison. Line the Clouds will be available in a limited edition LP available on colored vinyl in a custom sealed package with screen printed wraparound of Ashleys animal drawings, in addition to a digital version." -Rel.

Artist: PAUL, ASHLEY
Title: Lost In Shadows
Format: LP
Label: Slip
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Singular avant-garde voice Ashley Paul commits a bewitching debut to Slip with Lost In Shadows; a tender yet discordant suite inspired by her new role as mother to a young child. Few would call Ashleys music "easy", but it is also heavily rewarding in its own, uncompromising way and now finds its audience on the acclaimed Slip imprint amid a roster of boundary-morphing composers including Chaines, Mica Levi & Oliver Coates, Yeah You, and Laurie Tompkins. Recorded over three weeks at FUGA in Zaragoza, Spain and premiered at Counterflows 2017, on Lost In Shadows the multi-instrumentalist plays guitar, sax, clarinet, voice, and percussion. In a mark of distance traveled since her last album, however, she draws on recent collaborations and work with pre-eminent composers such as Rashad Becker, Lucy Railton, and Rhys Chatham to also delegate roles to a new ensemble of players on tuba, baritone sax, cello and percussion, who serve to render the dynamics of her music with stronger attention to bass rhythms and intricate, iridescent dissonance. The expanded personnel lend new flesh to Ashleys work, hinging around her tremulous vocals and bringing her ideas to life in 11 parts that hold to a perceptive knife edge between lullaby-like and restlessly tooth-achy: mixing the off-key filigree of her vocals at asymmetric tonal angles to the instrumentals -- a solution of jazz, chamber music, modern composition, and folk craft expressing a complexity of ideas that may well have fallen apart if handled by composers unable to hold their nerve quite as well as Ashley. As with all her works, a sense of intuitive, instinctive alchemy is at the core of Lost In Shadows, as Ashleys jarring tonal juxtapositions and her own elusive vocals act out a metaphor for the challenge of nurturing new relationships in testing circumstances, an experience she describes as "many hours spent awake at night in a dream like state of half consciousness, darkness and solitude; an overwhelming feeling of loneliness and exhaustion made light by a profound new love." Ultimately, the results are cranky as much as delirious, uncannily relaying a state of mind and sensations which will only ever be felt by some of its potential listeners yet offers myriad possibilities for interpretation to all. Artwork by Gayle Paul." - Slip.

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