Louder Than War review of #M4DMV

Paul Scott-Bates (aka hiapop) has written a wonderful review of Music for the DMV for Louder Than War. Some excerpts:

“Utilising Found Sound and MIDI, Elizabeth Joan Kelly has created something of a milestone in underground electronic music with the Brian Eno inspired title – Music For The DMV (America’s Department of Motor Vehicles).”

“Taking its title influence from Music For Airports, fifteen tracks see Kelly delve into the extraordinary masses of online found sounds which she treats, manipulates and regurgitates. A simple task on the face of things but what she does here is nothing short of extraordinary and inspiring.”

“With the promise of a new album for 2019, Elizabeth Joan Kelly could well be a name to look out for. Simple but expertly assembled music with more than a few surprises along the way.”

Such an honor–thank you Paul and LTW! Read the full review here.

 

 

#M4DMV on An Earful’s Best Of 2018: Electronic

Thank you to An Earful for including Music for the DMV on their Best Electronic Albums of 2018 (along with Eno, the man himself)! An excerpt:

While one would think that relaxing sounds would be the best thing to help survive another license renewal, Kelly uses a variety of shiny textures and bright melodies to instead provide distraction. And there’s plenty of that to be found here, as well as charm, especially in the three tracks classed as Gymnopedies. Best of all, however, is Call My Number, which has an almost comical sense of yearning and absolutely reminds me of that time when the scheduling system crashed at the DMV and I lost my place in line.

Full list here.

#Starchild review on Yeah I Know It Sucks

An absurd but superb review from Yeah I Know It Sucks, this time for #Starchild, my two-song release with Xqui! Per usual it’s full of amazing quotes, but here’s a taster:

“Thanks to their production my mind started to flow weightless through mystique hallways that come to me across as a maze of tunnels and doors. Sometimes the music bursts through those doors, knocking them open to go deeper into this fairy kind of minimal surrealism & to be fair; get slightly lost in this place that seems to be the starting point of many more adventures.”

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.