Rayographs - Space Of The Halls
The eponymous debut album of the Rayographs was recorded by legendary underground producer John Hannon at a studio in a farm in Essex.Dense in its variety, shifting through urgent riffs, nightmarish, hollowed out 60s pop and looped narrative, the songs are deeply personal in their biographical fortitude. Rayographs is an album emblazoned by heroines.
Rayographs have carved out their own distinctive sound which taps into a dark shimmering psychedelia: blue like petrol, kaleidoscopic with flecks of colour throughout. The songs have an odd timeless quality that yearn for absent cinematic visuals. Swooping, atmospheric vocals, stream-of-consciousness vignettes encased in 60s garage hooks. Rayographs are Astrud Steehouder (guitar/ vocals), Jessamine Tierney (bass/ vocals) and Amy Hurst (drums/ occasional vocals).
Very excited to hear some dark Lynchian tunes from Rayographs for the first time. I stumbled on Desire Records from their Soft Metals 7” release (hint hint SM LP please…), and its always refreshing to become acquainted with a new label, a new friend. Unfortunately only the compact disc is available, but rest assured vinyl following by end of June. Check more jewels from this label here, and keep and eye out for the Rayographs s/t LP very soon…
Update: You can pre-order the Rayographs s/t LP here. Ltd to only 300 copies on colored vinyl.
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