tinymixtapes water-themed playlist

I contributed a mixtape track listing to tinymixtapes for  the theme “I do not know how to swim but can’t stop thinking about the sea,” requested by Tracey Thorn (THAT Tracey Thorn? I don’t know, but I hope so!). My track list is below with links to purchase the songs, and I also made a YouTube playlist. Enjoy!

01. Elizabeth Joan Kelly – “In A Chill Mood”
02. Orbit Stern & Q – “The River”
03. Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – “The Jordan River Song”
04. Maarja Nuut & Ruum – “Haned kadunud”
05. Low – “Sea”
06. Library Tapes & Julia Kent – “A Summer By The Sea I”
07. Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, & Tatsuro Yamashita – “Saigo no Rakuen”
08. Sealionwoman – “Siren”
09. Jumping Back Slash feat. Nonku Phiri – “The Sirens Call”
10. Orca, Attack! – “Deep Blue” (missing from youtube playlist)

Picture of Good Health review on Sunday Experience

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.

Mix/Q&A on Slow Breathing Circuit

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.

#m4dmv reviewed on The Wire!!!

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.

Pinch me…

Cake and Starchild on OTB Zine

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.

 

 

New release on Worm Hole World Records!

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!