Since releasing the rapturous album a softer focus last April (on of our Top 50 Albums of 2021), sound artist claire rousay has not been idle. She’s put out a couple of collaborations, as well as probably some other things that have flown under our radar, but today she announces that she’ll put out her next ‘proper’ album in April.
everything perfect is already here will come out on April 22 through her label home Shelter-Press. It features contributions from Alex Cunningham (violin), Mari Maurice (electronics and violin), Marilu Donovan (harp), and Theodore Cale Schafer (piano) and takes the format of two long-form pieces called “it feels foolish to care” and “everything perfect is already here”.
Along with the announcement she has shared a five-minute extract from the album, which gives us a tantalising window into the work. In the snippet we hear how rousay’s myriad tactile sounds and field recordings meld so perfectly with the acoustic instruments, with the harp playing the most prominent role in this section. Even in its curtailed form, it’s stunning.
Listen to the extract below.
claire rousay’s new album everything perfect is already here will be out on April 22 through Shelter-Press (pre-order). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.
She’s got these dates ahead:
03 MAR – Austin / The Paramount * 05 MAR – Dallas / The Majestic * 15 MAR – Austin / Green Jay 16 MAR – Austin / TBD 17 MAR – Austin / Central Presbyterian Church 24 MAR – D.C. / Rhizome 25 MAR – Knoxville / Big Ears Festival 26 MAR – Philadelphia / Making Time 30 APR – NYC / Knockdown Center Outline: Spring
* with Jeff Tweedy
08 APR – Hague / Rewire 09 APR – Leuven / OPEK 13 APR – Budapest / Turbina 15 APR – Bratislava / LOM 17 APR – Paris / Présences électronique 23 APR – Folkestone / Profound Sound 24 APR – Stockholm / Eric Ericson Hall 26 APR – Oslo / Blow Out 28 APR – Belfast / SARC 29 APR – Dublin / Workman’s Cellar