Lori Goldston, the renowned American cellist, best know for playing in some of the most visible rock acts from Seattle as: Earth, Nirvana, The Black Cat Orchestra, brings us a new jewel of contemporary and alt-classical music at it’s untamed and organic side; this time accompanied by two of the most notable artists in avant-garde music worldwide: The ambient/experimental music guitarist: Aidan Baker, and the Italian percussionist, drummer and sound artist: Andrea Belfi.
The Passion of Joan of Arc is an album that evolves slowly letting glimpse small variations, while growing in intensity to reach a strong climax, transiting through the sonorities of experimental chamber music, alt-classical, minimalism, free-improv and ambient music with a special organic feel.
With an evolving improvisational composition they give us an extremely organic work, full of variations, textures and nuances, taking the expression to the limit, introjecting and projecting in a liminal way, looking to create a sound space of acoustic images.
Substrata proudly presents a special and limited edition digipack.
The album was recorded at the Christuskirche, an XIX century curch in Bochum, Germany capturing the natural reverb of the place .
And is edited, mixed and mastered by the renowned sound engineer: Mell Dettmer (The Melvins, Sunn O)), Godflesh, Earth, Boris, Stephen O ‘Malley, Eyvind Kang, John Zorn, Jessica Kenney, Wolves in The Throne Room among others.)
The cover artwork is a painting: An abstract interpretation (and a layering) of some scenes of the film “The Passion of Joan of Arch”, made by the Mexican visual artist: Mariana Ortizalbo.