Wowee zowee, the video for “In A Chill Mood” from #m4dmv was just selected for inclusion in the International Underwater Film Festival Belgrade! If, like me, you won’t be traveling to Belgrade December 14-16, you can watch it here instead:
Another 👍👍👍 review for the Wormhole World sampler, with this gorgeous description of my contributions:
a trio of strange delights from the workbench of Elizabeth Joan Kelly first of which ‘cake’ has something of a youthful Orbital aura encroaching its space albeit as though led astray by Wagon Christ. ‘beau travail’ on the other hand by contrast comes twinkled in a spectral charming whose shadowy overcasting had us much recalling flip sides of classic Pram groove from back in the day. ‘starchild’ sees her swapping notes with Xqui to craft something of a fragile ghost vision pillowed upon swathes of glassy, minimalist drones motifs which reference wise might have you filled with an urge to go rooting out your Astral Social Club wares for comparison
Read the full review, which expertly describes the whole album, on The Sunday Experience, aka Mark Losing Today.
Thanks to one of my favorite music blogs, Slow Breathing Circuit, for the Q&A and guest mix! I got to show off some of my current favorites, including Alison’s Disapproval, Vic/Vicky, Maison Blanche, Baïkonour, Deerhoof, maarja nuut & ruum, Jumping Back Slash, Xqui, Lafawndah, and Thundercat.
(also…avant-garde tunes, plane crashes, and turtles seems like the perfect distillation of my favorite conversation topics).
Check out the post here, and listen to the mix below or on Mixcloud.
I am BEYOND excited to share that Music for the DMV has been reviewed (favorably!) in The Wire Magazine, “music’s most discerning and open-minded publication” and “the most essential music magazine of the contemporary era.” One excerpt, referring to the DMV, says, “Kelly’s atmospherics capture the emotional spectrum the human soul can traverse in this squat, beige hell.”
The Wire is available online through Exact Editions, or you may be able to access it through your local library.
On The Beat Zine gave an exciting review to the Wormhole World sampler A Picture of Good Health today, with these kind words about two of my contributions:
New Orleans composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly follows up her August release ‘Music For The DMV’ with another two belting tracks. ‘Cake’ is a mind-bending exploration of strings and electronica that you’d struggle to hear anywhere else, while ‘Starchild’ takes soundscaping to a new level entirely.
I have three songs on A Picture of Good Health, the brand new release from net label Wormhole World, available as a “name your price” purchase or streaming for free on Bandcamp. My contributions include the brand new tracks “Cake” and “Beau Travail”, as well as one of my collaborations with Xqui, “Starchild.” Other featured artists include Radio Europa, Alan Morse Davies, Chow Mwng, Drop the Heroes, WIP, Equinox, Tremolo Ghosts, & Brian Bordello.
Check it out!
Thanks to The Letter Electronic Music Guide for including “Club Clanger” on A few good tunes Vol 43!
Blair Millen writes, “this was the track that stood out for me on the American producer’s album Music for the DMV.”
Listen to the whole playlist, which also includes Poison Point, Lia Mice, Lokier, Mariska Neerman, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Saloli, Konrad Wehrmeister, Steven Julien and Emra Grid, here.